29-year-old arrested in connection with murder of Gareth Hutch

  • The victim has been named as Gareth Hutch, nephew of Eddie Hutch and Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch.
  • The man was 35-years-old and a father of one.
  • The victim knew his life was in danger.
  • A 29-year-old man has been arrested

Update 8.10pm:

Gardaí in Mountjoy investigating the murder of Gareth Hutch have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the shooting.

He is being detained under the provisions of section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 as amended at Mountjoy Garda station.

6pm

Gardaí are looking for two men involved in this morning’s shooting of Gareth Hutch close to O’Connell Street in Dublin.

It is believed the dad of one has become the seventh man to be murdered as part of the Hutch/Kinahan feud.

He was getting into his car at around 10am on North Cumberland Street when two gunmen approached him and opened fire.

The men then got into a black BMW before abandoning it and ran down Sean McDermott Street.

Superintendent Daniel Flavin is hoping someone saw these men: “One is described as wearing a red top and the other is a grey coloured top.

“They ran in the direction of Sean McDermott St and again we are appealing for any witnesses, who saw two men running, in that area this morning shortly after 10am if they please contact us.”

Update: 4.30pm

The Taoiseach says he does not think he can stop the vicious and murderous dispute that has led to another gangland killing in Dublin.

Enda Kenny's condemned the murder and has said the people involved - believed to be linked to the Kinahan-Hutch feud - show no respect for life or limb.

He's told the Dáil that he has been assured by the Garda Commissioner that she has the resources necessary to tackle this issue.

Mr Kenny also plans to visit Dublin's north inner city and says the response by Gardaí to gangland has been extensive: “It’s not normal to have a 1,000 intensive armed checkpoints since February in any location.

“And that what has been done. 1,000 of them.

“This is a dispute between two families and it is a vicious murderous dispute and I don’t think that I can stop that.

“From the Government point of view we can provide the resources that the commissioner of the Gardaí needs to have her forces deal with this.”

Update 3.30pm

The Tánaiste and Justice Minister has said this 'unprecedented cycle of evil, cold-blooded violence must stop'.

Frances Fitzgerald says the Government and Gardaí stand with the community in the North Inner City.

She has said all necessary resources to provide high visibility policing - including extensive armed checkpoints across the city - will be in place to reassure communities.

Sinn Féin's deputy leader and Dublin Central TD, Mary Lou McDonald, has also condemned this morning's shooting in the North Inner City: “All of it has been beyond the Pale from the word go.

“In any community for this to happen is unacceptable.

“I just want to say very very clearly incase there is anyone out there who has a different view or a different perception this isn’t acceptable in the North inner city of Dublin.

“This isn’t acceptable in any flats on any street corner I think that we have a job to do just to instill some level or sense of security and safety for people.”

Update 3pm

The victim has been named as Gareth Hutch, nephew of Eddie Hutch and Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch.

The man was 35-years-old and a father of one.

Update 2.15pm

Local Councillor in Dublin’s North inner city, Neil Ring, has said the man was aware his life was in danger.

29-year-old arrested in connection with murder of Gareth Hutch

Yesterday, Councillor Ring met with the man to discuss his application to move to a different flat in the complex.

“He was in the office yesterday and we had a chat for about an hour and between the two of us we composed a letter to the welfare section of Dublin City Council, and he was inquiring as to whether or not he could get a transfer within the complex.

“He was aware his life was in danger.

Update 2pm

A father of one has been shot dead in the North inner city in Dublin.

The gangland style attack happened at a block of flats on North Cumberland Street, shortly after 10 o'clock this morning.

His death is being linked to the ongoing Hutch-Kinahan feud.

Locals say the victim knew he knew his life was in danger and had applied to be moved to a different flat complex.

This man worked with the victim: “Yeah, he was a lovely fella you know?

“So he is a Hutch, so what?

“I mean it’s horrible a chap getting shot over a feud that is going on, it’s horrible for a chap to be shot in his prime."

1pm

Investigations are underway after a man died following a shooting in Dublin's North inner city this morning.

The attack, which happened at a block of flats on North Cumberland Street shortly after 10am, is believed to be linked to the ongoing Kinahan Hutch gang feud.

Inner city residents held a protest last week to voice their fears over the escalating violence that began with the murder of Gary Hutch in Spain last September.

11.50am

A man has been killed in a shooting in Dublin's North inner city.

The incident occurred at a block of flats on North Cumberland Street, shortly after 10am.

It follows a spate of shootings in the capital amid the ongoing Kinahan Hutch gangland feud in recent months - this latest incident is believed to be connected to the dispute.

Residents of the North inner city protested last week to voice their fears over the situation.

Earlier

A man has been shot in North inner city Dublin this morning.

Gardaí confirmed that a shooting occurred around the Parnell St area of the city at around 10am.

Emergency services are at the scene.

Gardaí were unable to confirm the condition of the victim at this time.

More as we get it.

29-year-old arrested in connection with murder of Gareth Hutch


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