Gardaí investigating gang-related Dublin killing

Monday 20 January 2014 12.29
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The body was discovered after gardaí on a routine patrol came across suspicious activity
The body was discovered after gardaí on a routine patrol came across suspicious activity
The victim has been named as Michael Devoy from Balbutcher Drive, Ballymun, Dublin
The victim has been named as Michael Devoy from Balbutcher Drive, Ballymun, Dublin
A garda patrol car returned to the original scene and found Mr Devoy's body
A garda patrol car returned to the original scene and found Mr Devoy's body
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward

Gardaí investigating the death of a 42-year-old man in Co Dublin last night are treating the case as a gang-related murder.

Michael Devoy, from Balbutcher Drive in Ballymun, was shot dead.

He had been released from prison two days ago and was wearing a bullet proof vest.

Mr Devoy's body was discovered after gardaí carrying out a routine patrol in the Bohernabreena area at around 10.30pm last night came across suspicious activity.

A car sped away from the scene and got away after being pursued for a time.

The patrol car returned to the original scene and found the body on the ground.

Initial reports suggest the man had been shot in the head and sustained a number of other injuries to his upper body.

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis visited the scene and carried out a preliminary examination.

The body was removed to Tallaght Hospital where a post-mortem examination will be carried out tomorrow morning.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area of the Foxhill Road /Bohernabreena Road between 10pm and 11pm yesterday to contact them.

They are also asking anyone who may have seen a silver coloured car in the area or any unusual activity to contact gardaí at Tallaght on 01-6666000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any garda station.