Ireland : Moroccan teenager dies after being stabbed in a park in Dublin

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Azzam Rugragui, an 18-year-old Moroccan teenager killed Friday in a park in Dublin, Ireland. / Ph. DR

An Irish teenager of Moroccan descent was stabbed to death, Friday, in a park in Dundrum, a suburb of the Irish capital, the Irish Times reports.

The 18-year-old identified as Azzam Raguragui drew his last breath at the St James’s Hospital in Dublin after he was mortally wounded at Finsbury Park, Dundrum, at about 8.10 pm.

According to Gardai, the Irish police, Raguragui received an «apparent stab wound». The body of the deceased is currently undergoing a postmortem, Irish Deputy State Pathologist Linda Mulligan said.

The same source reveals that detectives rule out a racially motivated crime, believing that the teenager was «part of a group of youths in the park when a row broke out with another group, and he was then stabbed».

Speaking to the Irish newspaper, a Muslim organization known as the Irish Sufi Foundation said that Raguragui was «a kind, courteous, respectful and cheerful young man who always had a smile on his face» .

«He was bright, talented and ambitious with aspirations to become a successful entrepreneur», the same organization said in a statement.

According to the BBC, a teenager in connection with the stabbing is currently assisting the Irish police, after he presented himself at a Garda station on Saturday.

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