Murder victim's brother shot dead in Dublin

Investigations are continuing into the murder of a 35-year-old man in the latest gun killing in Dublin.

Murder victim's brother shot dead in Dublin

Investigations are continuing into the murder of a 35-year-old man in the latest gun killing in Dublin.

Christopher Warren, 35, from St Teresa’s Gardens in Dublin’s south inner city, was dropped at hospital at about 7pm last night by a man in a car after being shot.

His brother Paul was shot dead in 2004 aged 23 in a pub in Newmarket Square near the Liberties in revenge for the murder of Joseph Rattigan, brother of crime gang leader Brian Rattigan.

The killing is the 16th gun murder this year linked to criminal gangs and feuds in Crumlin and Drimnagh.

Warren was pronounced dead in St James’ Hospital a short while after being dropped at the emergency unit.

A Mercedes C-180 with a 01-D registration believed to have been carrying the man after he was shot was found on Cork Street, less than a mile from the hospital.

Further forensic examinations are to take place.

Warren was a known criminal involved in burglary and had low-level links to crime and drugs gangs, believed to be factions from the Crumlin and Drimnagh areas.

A feud involving gangs from those areas has run for years and claimed at least a dozen lives.

His brother Paul was not regarded as a major player on the crime scene at the time of his death.

Gardaí appealed for anyone with information about the murder to contact Kilmainham garda station.

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