Monday 18 June 2018

Pictured: Third nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch killed in gangland shooting

  • Derek Coakley Hutch (27) is the latest victim of ongoing Hutch-Kinahan feud

  • Man shot at Bridgeview halting site in west Dublin at 3pm, Saturday

  • Coakley Hutch was sitting in a car when gunman opened fire

  • Killing is believed to be the 14th murder in the ongoing feud

  • Locals held Coakley Hutch's hand and prayed as he lay on the ground

The scene of the murder and (inset) gangland's latest victim Derek Coakley Hutch
The scene of the murder and (inset) gangland's latest victim Derek Coakley Hutch
Scene of gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)
Scene of gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)
Scene of gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)
Scene of gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)
Scene of gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)
Scene of gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)
Scene of gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)
Scene of gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)
Scene of gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)
Gardaí hold media briefing at scene of latest gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)
The burned out shell of the VW Golf believed to have been used by the killers. Pic: Mark Condren
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A third nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' hutch was killed yesterday in the latest Hutch-Kinahan gangland shooting.

Derek Coakley Hutch (27), who is not regarded as a major player in the murderous hostilities, was shot dead while he was sitting alone in a car.

Gardaí hold media briefing at scene of latest gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)
Gardaí hold media briefing at scene of latest gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)

Gardaí confirmed the man was shot at Bridgeview halting site in Ronanstown, west Dublin, at 3pm on Saturday.

Two men, at least one believed to be a relative, were with Coakley Hutch just moments before the shooting and rushed back to the car when they heard gunshots.

Neither of them were injured.

The gunman is understood to have fled the scene in a black Volkswagen Golf, which was found burnt out nearby in Station Road Business Park.

Derek Coakley Hutch
Derek Coakley Hutch

It is understood to be the 14th killing in the ongoing gang war.

Locals told last night of how they held the young man's hand and prayed for him before emergency services arrived.

Scene of gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)
Scene of gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)

However, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

An eyewitness said the victim managed to accelerate the car over a grass verge after he was struck through the car. The car then stalled before Coakley Hutch fell from the driver's seat and was shot again while lying on the ground.

Scene of gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)
Scene of gangland shooting (Photo: Mark Condren)

"The man was sitting in a white Toyota when she heard shots outside. They fired about six shots in total," a witness told the Sunday Independent.

"One bullet went straight through the car and into the front door of a nearby house. Thankfully nobody was in at the time.

The burned out shell of the VW Golf believed to have been used by the killers. Pic: Mark Condren
The burned out shell of the VW Golf believed to have been used by the killers. Pic: Mark Condren

"She said the victim put his foot down on the accelerator in an attempt to get away.

"The car mounted a grass verge before coming to a stop. He just fell out the driver's side of the car before they shot him in the head.

"My wife held his hand and read him the last rites while he was on the ground.

"He may have been dead at that stage. The ambulance arrived about 10 minutes later. Gardai and the paramedics did their best to resuscitate him.

"He was waiting for two guys in the car at the time."

The area was sealed off last night while the State Pathologist and members of the Garda Technical Bureau attended the scene.

Gardai are now appealing for witnesses to contact the incident room and are holding a media briefing later this morning.

Anyone with information is asked to phone Lucan garda station on 01-6667300, Ronanstown Garda Station on 01-6667700 or the Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666 111.

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