Man dies in Dublin shooting

Man dies in Dublin shooting

A man has been shot dead in a pub in Dublin.

The gangland style gun attack happened at 7.10pm in the Cabra House pub in the north inner city.

Gardaí said two masked men entered the premises and one fired several shots at the victim, who was aged in his mid 20s.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, where his body remains.

The gunmen, who wore dark clothing, fled the scene on a motorbike.

No other customer in the Cabra House, which is also known as the Oasis, was injured during the shooting.

Detectives are trying to establish a motive for the gun attack in the city bar on Fassaugh Avenue, off the Navan Road.

The victim is known to gardaí and has several convictions, including jail terms for drug offences and assaulting a female garda in Cabra almost six years ago.

The scene has been sealed off for a forensic examination and the office of the state pathologist has been informed.

Gardaí have appealed for information.

Two years ago a 23-year-old was shot in the shoulder during a lunch time gun attack in the pub, and in April 2010 gangland boss Eamon Dunne, known as The Don, was shot dead in the nearby Fassaugh House Pub.

Local councillor Mary Fitzpatrick said she was shocked by the shooting and demanded Justice Minister Alan Shatter give gardaí the resources to tackle serious crime.

“This is a truly awful event and the people of Cabra are horrified,” she said.

“As Chair of the Dublin Central Joint Policing Committee and founding member of the Cabra Community Policing Forum I know the good work the local gardaí do with the local community to ensure a safe community for all.

“This cold blooded murder comes as a huge shock to the local community and undermines the good work being done, day in and day out, and sends the wrong message about Cabra.

“The local gardaí are on the case but Minister Shatter needs to wake-up and realise that the gardaí are fighting serious crime and deserve to be provided with adequate resources to tackle serious crime.”

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