Wednesday 7 December 2016

VIDEO: 'Daddy help me, what was that?' - Shocking moment gunmen open fire at Dublin boxing weigh-in

Published 05/02/2016 | 17:28

VIDEO footage has emerged of the terrifying moment gunmen burst in on a boxing weigh-in at a Dublin hotel.

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Terrified screams can be heard as the chaos unfolds in the function room.

Dozens of people run for cover as loud shots can be heard.

A scared young child can be heard saying: ''Daddy help me, what was that?"

A man has died and another two are seriously injured after three men dressed as members of the Garda ERU burst into a Dublin hotel armed with what is believed to be AK47s.

A murder investigation is now underway following the shocking incident which unfolded in a well known Dublin hotel The Regency, Drumcondra in the north of Dublin city, at approximately 2pm this afternoon.

The burned out van which Gardai suspect was used by the gunmen in the Regency Hotel shooyting this afternoonthis afternoon. Photo: Colin Keegan
The burned out van which Gardai suspect was used by the gunmen in the Regency Hotel shooyting this afternoonthis afternoon. Photo: Colin Keegan

Dozens of young children, women and men dived for cover after two men burst into a hotel lobby firing shots at will.

Outside the hotel, a third gunman was seen roaming the area firing another shot while he warned an innocent man - who happened to be walking nearby carrying shopping - to "get out of the f****** way".

One witness told independent.ie the gunmen had 'GARDA ERU' in yellow letters on the back of bullet proof vests.

Their faces were completely covered but they spoke with "strong Dublin accents".

The gunmen escaped the scene in a van which was found burnt out in the Charlemont Estate shortly after the incident.

The men are understood to have then escaped on foot through St Vincent's GAA club towards Killester.

Gardai arrived at the hotel minutes later - a witness described the scene as "absolute pandemonium".

One man died at the scene, while another two were rushed two hospital. One of the injured was shot in the leg, while the second was shot in the stomach.

Women and children were crying in shock after the incident.

The victims were all aged in their twenties and thirties.

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