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Associate of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch shot dead in latest Dublin gangland killing

Published 24/05/2016

Police at the scene of the shooting.
Police at the scene of the shooting.
Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch at the funeral of his brother Eddie in Dublin

A man in his 30s has been shot dead in Dublin's north inner city.

The incident happened at Avondale House Flats,  North Cumberland St off Mountjoy Square at approximately 10am  on Tuesday.

It is understood that the man was shot as he sat in a car. Witnesses described two gunmen leaving the scene, and that "three to six shots" were fired.

It is understood that the victim is well-known to gardai, and has a number of previous convictions.

He is an associate of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch.

It is thought to be the seventh murder of the Kinahan-Hutch feud which has spiralled out of control since the start of the year.

The latest victim had been living at Avondale House, off North Cumberland Street.

This address was previously searched by gardai as part of the investigation into the Regency Hotel shooting last February 5.

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

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

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

Emergency services remain at the scene.

Associates of the latest gangland murder victim had been linked to the murder of Davy Byrne.

Five people have now been killed since Byrne was shot dead at the Regency Hotel last February 5.

Patrick Hutch has been charged with that killing.

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