Gangland victim was previously charged in connection with cash in transit heist

Tuesday 24th May 2016
Gardai at the scene of the fatal shooting on North Cumberland Street

Gardai at the locale of the fatal shooting on North Cumberland Street

The 35-year-old victim of today’s gangland kill was a relative of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch and had worked as a taxi driver in Dublin town.

He had been previously extradited from Holland on foot of a European Check Warrant to face charges relating to an attempted cash in transit burglary.

He was gunned down as he sat in a car outside the Avondale House Flats on North Cumberland Row in Dublin’s north inner city this morning.

The latest sufferer had been living at the Avondale House flats and the address was previously searched by gardaí as surrender of the investigation into the Regency Hotel shooting.

The victim was recently distributed with a Garda Information Message warning him that his life was beneath threat.

Gardaí are investigating if a second man, also a relative of the Hutch mnage, was also injured in the attack.

The gunmen are reported to have fled the appear on foot after their getaway vehicle failed to start. They got into another instrument nearby.

This is the eighth murder linked to the Hutch – Kinahan dispute.

Witnesses described two gunmen leaving the scene, and that “three to six stimuli” were fired.

The scene is sealed off and a technical examination of the area is envisaged to take place.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the area of North Cumberland In someones bailiwick or may have information, to contact the Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station on 01 666 8600, the Garda Hush-hush Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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