St Margaret’s/Ballymun, Dublin: Man (49) Gunned Down At Halting Site

4 Sep

NEWS UPDATE:

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a 49-year-old man was murdered in north Dublin last night.

Two men armed with an automatic pistol fired a number of shots through the door of a mobile home at Saint Margaret’s halting site in Ballymun shortly before 10pm.

The only person inside was a married man who has a number of children.

He was hit several times and was brought to the Mater hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Superintendent John Gilligan said investigating officers have a good idea of how the men fled the scene.

“We believe that the two people involved in the shooting incident left the caravan park, took a left and headed towards Finglas.

“They then abandoned their car, which we think is a dark-coloured Nissan Qashqai, and set it on fire.

“They then ran through bushes and climbed over a fence down onto the M50 and made their escape on the south-bound route.”

Gardaí are now examining the burned out car and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

A post mortem examination will be carried out on the victim’s remains tomorrow morning.
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 Scene sealed off for a forensic examination

Scene sealed off for a forensic examination
 
A 49-year-old man has died following a shooting at a halting site in Dublin.

He was taken to the Mater Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.

The incident happened at St Margaret’s Halting site in Ballymun at around 9.50pm last night.

The married man was alone in his mobile home when two gunmen drove up and shot him several times.

A dark coloured Nissan Qashqai used in the attack was found burned out in Mayeston, St Margarets Rd, Finglas.

Gardaí believe the men then ran onto the southbound lane of the M50 before being picked up by another vehicle.

Both scenes have been sealed off and gardaí have appealed for anyone with information to contact them at Ballymun on 01 6664400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. www.garda.ie

 Two gunmen shot the victim several times

Two gunmen shot the victim several times
 
 Married man was alone in his mobile home

Married man was alone in his mobile home
 
Shooting victim was taken to the Mater Hospital where he later died

Shooting victim was taken to the Mater Hospital where he later died.
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