Officers had to use fingerprints to identify gunshot victim Jamie Tighe Ennis, inquest hears

Officers had to use fingerprints to identify gunshot victim Jamie Tighe Ennis, inquest hears
Gardaí at the scene on Moatview Avenue, Coolock, in October 2017. Pic: Niall Carson/PA

By Louise Roseingrave

A murder victim had to be identified using fingerprints after he was shot in the head, an inquest has heard.

Jamie Tighe Ennis, aged 24, from Timber Mills Apartments in Artane, Dublin 5, was shot dead on October 28, 2017.

He was gunned down in a housing estate on Moatview Avenue in Coolock at around 2.25am.

The gunman fled the scene in a stolen 00-reg Audi A3, which was later found burnt out around 10km away in Finglas.

At Dublin Coroner's Court, Inspector Oliver Woods said gardaí are continuing to investigate the shooting and he applied for an adjournment of six months to allow for continued inquiries to be made.

In the witness box Garda Selena Proudfoot explained that the deceased was identified using fingerprints taken at the morgue in Whitehall.

The prints were then uploaded and a match was made, the court heard.

A post-mortem examination carried out by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster gave the cause of death as gunshot wounds to the head.

Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane adjourned the inquest for further mention on August 18, 2018, to allow Gardaí further time for their investigation.


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