Sunday 20 October 2019

Gun attack on home linked with criminal

There was a second shooting incident a short time later

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Robin Schiller and Conor Feehan

Detectives are investigating a gun attack last night at the home linked with a Dublin criminal with associations to the Kinahan gang.

Shortly after 10.30pm the property in Finglas south was targeted, but no injuries were reported.

A number of shots were fired through a window of the home in the Deanstown area before the gunman fled the scene.

Local gardaí and members of the Armed Support Unit (ASU) rushed to the scene and an investigation is now underway by detectives based in Finglas.

The target of last night's shooting is believed to be a Kinahan-linked criminal known locally as 'Mr Flashy', aged in his mid 20s.

However, the gun attack is not believed to be linked to the ongoing Hutch/Kinahan feud.

The suspected drug dealer and his associates are currently involved in a number of feuds in the west Dublin area.

This includes a dispute with other criminals from the Finglas area, as well as providing support to one of the gangs involved in the Corduff feud.

In a second shooting incident a house on Sheephill Avenue in Corduff was shot at just after 1am.

The living room window was shattered in the attack and a person was seen running away from the scene.

Gardai are investigating if there is any link between the two shootings and if they are connected to an increasingly violent feud between two gangs in Finglas and Corduff.

There was another garda operation in Corduff this morning when Gardai raided a house in Corduff Grove shortly after 8am.

A team of specialist Gardai who arrived in four garda vehicles entered and searched a house. One garda could be seen at the house with a sledgehammer and a crowbar.

Irish Independent

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