Innocent man struck by car during attempt on gangland target Ross Hutch's life
An innocent man was struck by a car last night as gangland target Ross Hutch survived another attempt on his life.
The incident occurred on Sean MacDermott Street in Dublin's north inner city at around 8.15pm.
According to gardaí, the hit and run incident happened shortly after 8pm last night and resulted in the innocent bystander (24) being hospitalised.
Gardai believe that Ross Hutch (25), a nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch, was the intended target.
A source told Independent.ie: "The early indications are that this vehicle purposely attempted to mow down Ross Hutch, but missed and hit somebody else who was standing nearby."
Gardaí are attempting to establish the motive behind the latest attempt on Ross Hutch's life.
Earlier this month he was hospitalised after being assaulted in the north-inner city, while in a separate incident he was left with a broken nose after a jail bust up with his brother, Alan Hutch.
A garda spokesman said: "Gardai are investigating a hit and run collision at Sean McDermott Street at 8.15pm. A man (24) was struck by a small silver car that failed to stop.
"The injured man taken to the Mater hospital. His injuries are believed to be non life threatening. Investigations are ongoing. No further information at this stage."