Murder Investigation Launched Following Dublin Shooting

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.

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