Wednesday 28 September 2016

Nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch shot dead in Dublin's north inner city

Robin Schiller, Alan O'Keeffe and Cathal McMahon

Published 24/05/2016 | 10:24

General view of scene of shooting. Avondale House, North Cumberland Street, Dublin.
General view of scene of shooting. Avondale House, North Cumberland Street, Dublin.

A MAN in his 30s has been shot dead in Dublin's north inner city this morning.

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The incident happened at Avondale House Flats,  North Cumberland St at approximately 10am.

It is understood that the man was shot as he sat in a car. Witnesses described two gunmen leaving the scene, and that "three to six shots" were fired.

It is understood that the victim was known to gardai, and had a number of previous convictions. However, he was not thought to have been a major criminal player.

The scene of this shooting in Dublin's north inner city
The scene of this shooting in Dublin's north inner city

He is a nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch.

Read more: Timeline: Murders and attacks of deadly Hutch-Kinahan feud

It is thought to be the seventh murder of the Kinahan-Hutch feud which has spiralled out of control since the start of the year.

The latest victim had been living at Avondale House, off North Cumberland Street.

This address was previously searched by gardaí as part of the investigation into the Regency Hotel shooting last February 5.

The victim was recently issued with a Garda Information Message warning him that his life was under threat.

Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch at the funeral of his brother Eddie Hutch Snr.
Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch at the funeral of his brother Eddie Hutch Snr.
The scene of the shooting in Dublin's north inner city

The gunmen are reported to have fled the scene on foot after their getaway vehicle failed to start. They got into another vehicle nearby.

Emergency services remain at the scene.

Associates of the latest gangland murder victim had been linked to the murder of Davy Byrne.

Five people have now been killed since Byrne was shot dead at the Regency Hotel last February 5.

Patrick Hutch has been charged with that killing.

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