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Murder suspects released in probe

THREE men arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Karl Wynne have been released without charge.

Mr Wynne died last July after being shot three times at St Dominic's Shopping Centre in Tallaght in May of last year.

He died from his injuries in hospital about six weeks later.

The three men were released last night and a file on the case is being sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Two well known Finglas criminals aged 28 and 25, including the suspected gunman, were arrested in dawn raids yesterday.

Just hours after the duo were held, gardai also arrested a third man from Finglas, who is currently in custody at maximum security Portlaoise Prison in relation to a different offence.

The 31-year-old Finglas gangster, who has been locked up for the last number of months, had been causing mayhem in Finglas before being arrested by gardai.

The criminal has very close links with Derek 'Bottler' Devoy, the Ballymun criminal whose brother 'Mad Mickey' Devoy was killed this month.

He previously served a jail term for firearms offences and a post office robbery and has been linked with the murder of a 31-year-old man in Finglas in 2006.

He also had links to the drugs gangs of slain 'Marlo' Hyland and Eamon Dunne and some of his associates are involved in drugs trafficking.

Last night, a source conceded that the Karl Wynne case "will be very difficult to crack".

However, they added: "These arrests show that the investigation is progressing."

CCTV has played a major role in the investigation and gardai have tracked the motorbike used to the Finglas area.

Officers believe three men were actively involved in the murder, organised by a notorious Finglas-based crime gang.