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Saturday 18 August 2018

Man killed in Dublin car-park shooting 'suffered a number of gunshot wounds'

  • Man in twenties shot several times, pronounced dead a short time later
  • Emergency services at the scene in south Dublin
  • Gardaí examining if shooting is connected to killing of Darragh Nugent (36) last week
  • Victim believed to be from Lucan
Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in his twenties at a shopping centre car park near Citywest
Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in his twenties at a shopping centre car park near Citywest
Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in his twenties at a shopping centre car park near Citywest

Cathal McMahon and Ryan O'Rourke

A man killed in a shooting in Dublin on Monday evening received a number of gunshot wounds in the attack.

The incident occurred at a car-park at Fortunestown Lane, Tallaght, Dublin 24, close to Citywest.

The man, aged in his late twenties, was shot a number of times at approximately 9.20pm.

It is understood he was sitting in a car at the time of the attack.

Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in his twenties at a shopping centre car park near Citywest
Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in his twenties at a shopping centre car park near Citywest

The man received medical assistance at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later, gardaí confirmed.

The victim of tonight's fatal gun attack is believed to be from Lucan.

He had a number of convictions and appeared in court for minor drug offences in recent months.

Gardaí are examining if the shooting is connected to the shooting of Darragh Nugent (36) last week in Wheatfield Avenue, Clondalkin.

The father of three was gunned down outside his home on the avenue exactly seven days ago.

The west Dublin feud, which is not linked to the ongoing Hutch/Kinahan feud, has already claimed the lives of three people, including Nugent.

The first murder in this deadly feud was that of innocent Dean Johnson (21) in August 2013.

Tragic Mr Johnson was not involved in crime and it quickly emerged the intended target of his murder was Clondalkin criminal James 'Nelly' Walsh, who escaped unharmed in the shocking incident. Walsh was a close associate of Nugent.

Within five days, cartel-linked criminal Jason 'Jay' Carroll (39) was shot dead at his home at Cherrywood Drive in Clondalkin.

Gardaí in Tallaght are now investigating the incident and emergency services are at the scene.

Local Sinn Féin councillor Louise Dunne lives close by to where the shooting took place and said it's generally a busy area.

"I thought I did hear shots but that might also have been fireworks," she said.

"Then I heard the guards and knew something bad had happened.

"It does be quite busy around the shopping centre late at night. It's absolutely shocking," she added.

Another local described it as "disgraceful" saying; "It's getting out of hand... where is it going to end?"

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information, particularly those who may have been in the vicinity of Fortunestown Lane Tallaght to contact the incident room at Tallaght Garda Station on 01-666 6000, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

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