Friday 28 July 2017

Garda hunt for weapon that fired fatal shot

Forensic officers examine the scene of the shooting on the North Circular Road in Dublin. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Forensic officers examine the scene of the shooting on the North Circular Road in Dublin. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Ken Foy

GardaÍ investigating a fatal shooting of a 50-year-old man in Dublin have still not recovered the firearm which was used.

Finglas man Gary O'Brien was found dead in a basement flat of a property in the capital's North Circular Road around 8.30pm on Sunday.

Officers originally suspected that the gunshot wound he suffered to his head had been self-inflicted.

But gardaí have so far been unable to locate the gun.

Three people - including a woman who was covered in bloodstained clothing - were helping gardaí with their enquiries.

Last night, gardaí stressed none of the trio had been arrested. Mr O'Brien was known to gardaí for minor offences but was not considered a criminal.

Sources say gardaí also found evidence of drug taking in the property where the fatal shooting happened.

The woman who was seen leaving the property on Sunday night had "a lot of blood" on one side of her body and was heard mumbling "he is dead."

Irish Independent

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