Jury sees CCTV footage of pub shooting

The jury in a Dublin murder trial has been shown CCTV footage of a 33-year-old man being shot in a city pub four years ago.

Dubliner John Carroll died on the night of Feb 18, 2009, after being shot a number of times as he socialised in Grumpy Jacks pub in The Coombe.

Christopher Zambra, aged 38, of Galtymore Rd, Drimnagh, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the Charlemont Street native.

The Central Criminal Court jury has heard it is not alleged that Mr Zambra shot Mr Carroll, but that he organised the killing.

CCTV footage from the pub was played to the jury yesterday which captured the moment around 9.30pm when the gunman entered the pub.

The killer, who was wearing a motorbike helmet, was seen to open fire on a man as soon as he walked in the door. The footage lasted only seconds.

The jury also heard medical evidence that Mr Carroll sustained four gunshot wounds that night, including two to his back.

Patrick Gageby SC, prosecuting, read a statement from Dr Úna Geary, who was the consultant at St James’s Hospital emergency department, where Mr Carroll was treated.

She said Mr Carroll was deeply unconscious when he was brought in that night. She said his heart rate was abnormally high while his blood pressure was low, consistent with major haemorrhage. She said the patient went into cardiac arrest and that emergency surgery was carried out.

He was discovered to have lacerations to his diaphragm and liver as well as massive abdominal bleeding.

She said that despite the surgery, and litres of fluid being drained from his chest and abdomen, Mr Carroll died from his wounds.

The trial before Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy and a jury of eight women and four men is expected to last between four and six weeks.

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