Belfast Telegraph

Two shot dead at petrol station

Gardai are hunting the killers of two men shot dead in a gun attack on a petrol station forecourt.

The victims were gunned down at the Tesco Clearwater in Finglas, north Dublin, late on Tuesday.

They have been named locally as Mark Noonan and Glenn Murphy from the north inner city. Both are believed to have been in their early 20s.

A three-man armed gang pulled up in a black BMW around 11.45pm and shot the men in front of the shop moments after the pair had parked their grey Toyota Avensis in the forecourt.

Gardai have yet to establish a motive for the murders and have appealed for information.

The shooting took place close to where Daniel Gaynor, in his mid 20s, was shot dead in August. He was gunned down on St Helena's Road in the north Dublin suburb. One man has been charged over Mr Gaynor's killing.

Local Sinn Fein councillor Dessie John Ellis said more people could have been killed in the latest shooting incident.

He said: "Apart from it being an absolute terrible tragedy, it's a very reckless place to carry out a shooting. The garage itself could have gone up and a lot of innocent people could have lost their lives.

"So it is a terrible tragedy that this should happen in such an area and there would have been people there going about their business, so apart from the tragedy of two people losing their lives, there could have been a bigger disaster."

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