Thursday 21 September 2017

Armed gardaí fire shots and arrest Kinahan gunman 'on way to hit'

Scene of shots fired at junction of Kylemore Way and Jamestown Rd. Inchicore.
Scene of shots fired at junction of Kylemore Way and Jamestown Rd. Inchicore.
The gun at the scene
The gun at the scene
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A man has been arrested after armed gardaí opened fire on a vehicle that failed to stop in West Dublin.

Members of the garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (DOCB) and the Special Crime Task Force were called to the scene on the Jamestown Road/Kylemore Way in Inchicore shortly before 3pm today.

A white Citroen Twingo van failed to stop and crashed into a garda car.

Two men fled from the vehicle and a suspected firearm and silencer were discarded by one of the men.

The men attempted to escape in a second vehicle but one man (20s) was arrested and gardaí recovered the handgun.

Video footage shows that the weapon was discovered on a footpath in a plastic shopping bag.

Shots were fired by detectives during the incident but nobody was injured.

A manhunt is underway for the second person involved in the attack.

A source said the man arrested is an associate of the notorious Kinahan crime cartel and gardaí suspect he was on his way to carry out a hit.

He is detained under Section 30 for the Offences against the State Act, 1939 at Ballyfermot Garda Station.

Investigating Gardaí have preserved the scene for forensic examination and the Garda Ombudsman Commission have been notified.

Wednesday 06 September 2017. Shots fired at junction of Kylemore Way and Jamestown Rd. Inchicore.
Wednesday 06 September 2017. Shots fired at junction of Kylemore Way and Jamestown Rd. Inchicore.

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