MURDER INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED FOLLOWING DUBLIN SHOOTING
Gardai in Dublin are trying to figure out a motive for this morning’s fatal shooting on the northside of the city.
The victim of the shooting has been named as 48-year-old father of one John O’Regan who was shot a number of times as he cycled on Gateway Avenue in Ballymun.
Mr. O’Regan had a number of minor convictions in the 1980s but nothing of consequence since then.
Gardaí have launched a murder investigation and Superintendent Paul Moran from Ballymun Garda Station has made this appeal:
“What we’re particularly interested (in) at this stager is we’re looking for a person who was leaving Gateway Avenue, cycling a bicycle who went on to the Ballymun Road” he said.
“But what’s unusual is that this person was wearing a high-vis jacket, and a baseball cap – and this person chose to cycle on the footpaths” he added.