Man killed in suspected gangland shooting

Man killed in suspected gangland shooting

A man has been pronounced dead after a shooting in Dublin today.

The victim, who in his 20s, was gunned down on Sheriff Street in the North Inner City just before 5pm this evening. It is understood the incident is linked to an ongoing feud in the area.

The victim has been brought to the Mater Hospital, where his condition was initially described as critical. This deteriorated however and he was later pronounced dead.

Gardaí have launched an investigation and the area has been sealed off for examination.

Alan Shatter, Fine Gael justice spokesman, claimed Justice Minister Dermot Ahern had failed to gain control of Ireland's gangland.

“Minister Ahern has failed to take the necessary action to end the ongoing campaign of murder and mayhem being conducted by drug gangs on the streets of Dublin,” the opposition TD said.

“I deplore the fact that gangland’s lethal campaign has been allowed to continue. Innocent lives continue to be placed at risk, and the number of murderous assaults are escalating at an alarming rate.

“Fine Gael has called repeatedly for punitive measures to be taken against the drug gangs. It’s time the Minister acted tough and took back control of our streets.”

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