‘Gangland murder’ in Dublin after man in his 30s shot dead ‘as he locked car’

‘Gangland murder’ in Dublin after man in his 30s shot dead ‘as he locked car’

December 23, 2018

A man shot dead in Dublin this evening was the victim of a ‘trademark gangland murder’, according to reports.

The man, in his 30s, was said to be locking his car in the west of the city when a gunman shot him in the head.

Gardai are investigating after the man was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday evening.    

The man had been warned his life was in danger but police said it was too early to specify a motive, RTE  reported.

A source told Dublin Live: “This was a trademark gangland murder – he was blasted in the head and died almost instantly.

“Gardai were on high alert in recent days as there was intelligence of a planned spree of bloodshed – armed patrols had been upped in the city.

“He has a long track record of involvement with criminal gangs and it is believed he was the intended target of the hit – investigations will determine a motive in the coming days.”

The attacker is said to have fired ‘a number of shots’ at the man while he locked the door of his car.

A Garda spokesman said: "The shooting occurred at approximately 6.50pm. The male was pronounced dead and his body is currently at scene.

"The area has been sealed off for a technical examination and the office of the State pathologist has been notified.

"Gardaí in Blanchardstown are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on 01 6667000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station."

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