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Fatal Shooting incident in Tallaght, Dublin on the 7/2/12 - Charges

Gardai in Tallaght have today, the 21st February 2012 charged one of the men (23 years) in relation to the murder of Melanie McNamara on the 7th February 2012.

He will appear later today at Tallaght District Court.

Previous Press releases below refer.

Garda Press Office.

Gardaí in Tallaght investigating the murder of Melanie McNamara have today (16/2/12) arrested two males (early 20’s and late teens).

Both men were arrested in Athy, Co Kildare following a Garda operation involving Gardaí from Tallaght, The National Bureau Of Criminal Investigation and local Gardaí from Kildare.  

The men are detained in Tallaght Garda Station under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007. 

Press Release refers



Gardai are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a female in Tallaght on the 7th February 2012.

At approximately 10.35pm a 16 year old female sustained serious injuries when a firearm was discharged from a passing vehicle into the parked car that she was a passenger in at Brookview Way, Tallaght. She was taken to Tallaght Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Her body has been removed to the mortuary at Tallaght Hospital for a post mortem examination and the State Pathologist has been notified.

An incident room has been set up a Tallaght Garda Station and investigating Gardai are appealing for witnesses.

The scene is preserved pending a full technical and forensic examination.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station 01 6666000, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.