Real IRA shooting victim was mistaken identity: Gardai
A bank official shot by the Real IRA just outside Dublin was targeted in a case of mistaken identity, Irish police have said.
Gardai arrested two men linked to dissidents after Keith Deegan, 32, was shot three times at the front door of his home in the Corbally Green area of Tallaght on April 10.
They have since been released without charge.
The man’s fiancee Lynette Maloney and eight-year-old son were in the house at the time of the shooting and Gardai say it is the latest in a series of fatal cases of mistaken identity which has led to the killing of four other people, including a 16-year-old girl.
Sources believe Mr Deegan was targeted because he drives a car similar to that of another man who lives in the area who has fallen out with the terror grouping.