A 19-year-old man shot in the head in his family home has died.
Paulie McCarthy was gunned down at his mother's house in Dublin's south inner city Monday afternoon.
The attack took place at an end-of-terrace home in Myra Close, Inchicore, at about 2.50pm as local schools closed for the day.
A Garda spokesman said a revolver believed to have been used in the killing was recovered close to the scene.
Detectives were investigating whether the teenager had any links to a drugs gang based in the nearby Drimnagh area.
He was shot once in the head inside the house where his mother and sister lived.
McCarthy, who was part of a large family, well known in the Inchicore area, is understood to have been in court earlier this year charged with dealing cocaine.
He was accused of possession of about 30,000 euro of the drug and was on bail pending a trial.
Garda detectives believe the shooting was carried out by two men who drove into the estate just off Emmet Road.
A Garda spokesman said McCarthy was rushed to St James' Hospital within minutes of the attack. Medics had hoped to transfer him to the specialist brain injuries unit in Beaumont Hospital but his condition dramatically deteriorated before they could move him.