Thursday 19 April 2018

Murder probe follows Dublin gangland shooting

Ed Carty

A murder inquiry is under way after a 20-year-old man was gunned down in the second gangland-style attack in one day.

Dean Johnson was shot several times as he sat in the back of a car in the Clondalkin area of west Dublin at about 9pm last night.

He was shot in his upper body and head and was taken to Tallaght Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Johnson was known to gardai and was also well-known in the Clondalkin area.

Gardai said no one else was injured in the shooting on Moorfield Avenue and appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Ronanstown station.

The murder of the 20-year-old happened about 400 metres from where two drug dealer brothers, Paul Corbally, 35, and Kenneth Corbally, 32, were shot dead last summer.

Earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot in the shoulder in the Cabra House pub on Faussagh Avenue, Cabra, north Dublin.

A Garda spokeswoman said the victim refused medical attention for his injuries, which are not life-threatening.

Investigators have appealed for witnesses.

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