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Sunday 22 April 2018

'Getaway car' to yield clues into shooting

Forensic tests on a car believed by have been used by gunmen who murdered a 22-year-old man in a Dublin pub at the weekend are expected to yield vital clues to the identity of the killers.

Gardai have not yet established a clear motive for the shooting of Darren Cogan, of Bluebell Avenue, in the Black Horse Inn in Inchicore.

An hour before the shooting two armed men ran into the bar and appeared to be looking for their target.

They made their getaway in a red car, which was found abandoned the following day in Bluebell.

The car had not been burnt out and officers are hopeful that the results of the tests, which were under way last night, will be very useful to their inquiries.

Mr Cogan died from his injuries shortly after the incident. His friend, Jamie Behan, from Drimnagh, who was also shot in the body, is recovering in hospital.

Gardai interviewed Mr Cogan after the murder of Darren Guerrine, who was shot in the back of the head, at La Touche Road in Bluebell in February 2008. But he did not give any significant information to detectives. Gardai are now trying to establish if his murder was linked to that shooting.

Irish Independent

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