Friday 19 January 2018

Convicted criminal dies in shooting

A man has died after he was shot in Greenogue Industrial Estate, Rathcoole
A man has died after he was shot in Greenogue Industrial Estate, Rathcoole

Detectives investigating the murder of a man at a cash-for-clothes business on the outskirts of Dublin are trawling through his extensive criminal past for clues.

Father-of-one Gintaris Zelvys, 43, was gunned down in front of his wife at the Greenogue Industrial Estate, near Rathcoole, in the west of the city.

At the time of the shooting, he was opening up a clothes recycling business, Progressive Recycling, at a unit on Grant's Crescent. It is understood he had a strong interest in the company.

A silver Audi A3, with a 05-TN registration plate, pulled up and one of a number of men inside the five-door hatchback opened fire.

Zelvys was hit a number of times in the body and was taken to Tallaght Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The car was later found at the Aylmer housing estate in nearby Newcastle.

A post-mortem examination is expected to confirm the extent of his injuries and the type of weapon used.

Zelvys had only been released from a lengthy jail sentence at Castlerea Prison in February this year.

Investigators are looking at his "extensive" criminal record - both in Ireland and his native Lithuania - for clues to enemies he would have picked up along the way.

A Garda source said it is not yet known if the shooting is directly connected to the lucrative cash-for-clothes trade or other activities he was involved in.

Press Association

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