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Fatal shooting Gardai release image of Meath murder victim Conor O'Brien (19)

Neighbours in the quiet residential area, on the outskirts of Enfield have spoken of their shock and devastation for the young man’s family.

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A TEENAGER found shot to death outside his rented accommodation in Enfield, co Meath has been named as 19-year-old Conor O'Brien.

The body of the teen, from Gorey in Co. Wexford, was discovered by the owner of the property on the Trim Road in Enfield at 7am on Friday morning.

It's understood he had been staying with relatives in the area.

A blue tent covered the spot at the rear of the property where the young man’s body had been discovered.

His body was removed to the mortuary of Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan hospital where a post-mortem confirmed he had died as a result of single gunshot wound.

The scene remained sealed off today for a technical examination.

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Gardai at the scene on Trim Road Enfield , where the body of a man was discovered yesterday.  Pic Paul Nicholls/MediaPix© 28/08/21

Gardai at the scene on Trim Road Enfield , where the body of a man was discovered yesterday. Pic Paul Nicholls/MediaPix© 28/08/21

Gardai at the scene on Trim Road Enfield , where the body of a man was discovered yesterday. Pic Paul Nicholls/MediaPix© 28/08/21

Neighbours in the quiet residential area, on the outskirts of Enfield have spoken of their shock and devastation for the young man’s family.

One neighbour also told the Sunday World how he and his wife had heard a loud bang at 8.30 pm on Thursday evening but had assumed it was a noise from the train station or down on the nearby canal.

“We did hear a bang, it was like a shot, at about 8.30 pm on Thursday evening,” he said.

“It was before it was dark because when we looked out we saw all the birds flying from the trees.

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The scene on Trim Road, Enfield, Co Meath, where the body of a man was discovered yesterday. Photo: Paul Nicholls/MediaPix

The scene on Trim Road, Enfield, Co Meath, where the body of a man was discovered yesterday. Photo: Paul Nicholls/MediaPix

The scene on Trim Road, Enfield, Co Meath, where the body of a man was discovered yesterday. Photo: Paul Nicholls/MediaPix

“I said: ‘what the hell was that?’"

Another neighbour said: “I have sons myself … I can’t even think what they’re going through.

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