Teenage girl injured after being shot in street

A teenager has been hospitalised after being shot in west Dublin.

The 19-year-old woman turned up at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown after receiving gunshot wounds to the leg.

The shooting happened around the Shangan Green area of Ballymun with the woman being taken to the hospital by car at around 8.30pm this evening.

The incident is believed to be gang related, Dublin Live reports.

Police in Dublin have confirmed they are investigating and are appealing for witnesses.

A statement read: "Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and information following a suspected shooting incident in Ballymun.

"Shortly after 8pm Gardaí were alerted when a 19-year-old woman presented at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown with an apparent gunshot wound to her leg. It’s understood the injury was sustained during an earlier incident in the Shangan area of Ballymun from where the woman was taken by car to the Hospital.

"A crime scene has been preserved at Shangan Green, no arrests have been made to date and enquiries are ongoing. The woman’s injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

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"Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station 01-6664400 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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