Saturday 15 December 2018

Dad shot in shopping centre car park died from multiple gunshot wounds, inquest told

John Gibson was shot in Dublin in September
John Gibson was shot in Dublin in September

Louise Roseingrave

A 28 year old man gunned down in a shopping centre car park died due to multiple gunshot wounds, according to an autopsy.

John Gibson from Foxborough Court, Lucan, Co Dublin was shot dead at a carpark at Citywest Shopping Centre on September 18 last.

His family attended an inquest into his death which opened at Dublin Coroner’s Court today.

His uncle, Peter Gibson gave evidence of formal identification at the City Morgue in Whitehall to Inspector Barry Butler of Tallaght Garda Station at 7.50pm.

The following day, a post-mortem examination was carried out by State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis, who gave the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds.

Mr Gibson, a father of two and a gym instructor was shot as he sat in his car outside Eddie Rockets restaurant.

Insp Butler applied to Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane for a six month adjournment of the inquest to allow for further garda inquiries.

The coroner adjourned the case for further mention on May 10 2018 and sympathised with the family.

“My condolences to you on this recent and tragic loss,” the coroner said.

At his funeral mass, Mr Gibson's aunt pleaded for ‘barbaric’ murders to end and said that the night of his death would haunt the family forever.

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