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Saturday 16 December 2017

Man arrested after body of fatally shot burglar dumped outside Dublin hospital

Lyndsey Telford and Ed Carty

A MAN has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 35-year-old in the latest gun killing in Dublin.

Gardai investigating the shooting of Christopher Warren arrested the man in his late 20s.

He is being held at Kevin Street Garda station in the city.

The victim, from St Teresa's Gardens in Dublin's south inner city, was dropped at St James' Hospital at about 7pm last night by a man in a car after being shot.

Warren was pronounced dead a short while after being dropped at the emergency unit.

The killing is the 16th gun murder this year linked to criminal gangs and feuds.

A Mercedes C-180 with a 01-D registration believed to have been carrying the man after he was shot was found on Cork Street, less than a mile from the hospital.

Further forensic examinations are to take place.

Warren's brother Paul was shot dead in 2004 aged 23 in a pub in Newmarket Square near the Liberties in revenge for the murder of Joseph Rattigan, brother of crime gang leader Brian Rattigan.

Warren was a known criminal involved in burglary and had low-level links to crime and drugs gangs, believed to be factions from the Crumlin and Drimnagh areas.

A feud involving gangs from those areas has run for years and claimed at least a dozen lives.

His brother Paul was not regarded as a major player on the crime scene at the time of his death.

Gardai appealed for anyone with information about the murder to contact Kilmainham Garda station.

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