Monday 23 July 2018

Ballymun latest: Gardai working on '300 lines of inquiry' following double murder

Bullet holes near the scene. Photo: Mark Condren
Bullet holes near the scene. Photo: Mark Condren

Robin Schiller

Detectives investigating this week's double gangland murder in north Dublin have revealed they are working on some 300 lines of inquiry while making a fresh appeal for information.

Speaking at a press briefing at Ballymun garda station this afternoon, Chief Supt Lorraine Wheatley said that extra armed units have been deployed to the area in the wake of Wednesday's shocking gun killings.

The senior garda also confirmed that a handgun and semi-automatic firearm are being technically examined as part of the investigation.

The post-mortems of Antoinette Corbally (48) and Clinton Sheridan (30) were completed yesterday, the results of which will not be released for operational reasons.

"The victims died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. We are being assisted by the national units, and we are working on 300 lines of enquiry," Chief Supt Wheatley said.

"An innocent young man and a mother of six have been killed. At this stage we are keeping an open mind, and extra armed patrols have been deployed in the area," she added.

Gardai are particularly interested in the movements of two vehicles that were used in the killing- a 08-LS Opel Safira and a 06-LH Black Golf GTI.

Detectives are appealing to hear from anyone who may have information in relation to these two vehicles on the day and prior to the shooting  to contact them.

Gardai would not comment if the intended target of the attack- Derek 'Bottler' Devoy (37)- was assisting investigators with the inquiries.

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