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Hunt for gunman continues as victim of gangland shooting named

Derek Hutch was shot several times as he sat in a car in Ronanstown, west Dublin.

A man gunned down in a gangland shooting in Dublin has been named as 27-year-old Derek Hutch.

Gardai are continuing their hunt for the gunman behind Saturday’s attack, which is believed to be related to the ongoing feud between the Hutch and Kinahan crime gangs.

Mr Hutch, a father, was shot several times as he sat in a car at Bridgeview halting site in Ronanstown, west Dublin.

The scene remained cordoned off on Sunday morning for ongoing forensic examinations.

A second crime scene was preserved at Crag Avenue where a car was located on fire a short time after the incident.

RTE has reported that Mr Hutch was known to gardai and had previous convictions for robbery and other offences.

The broadcaster said he was a nephew of Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch and that he carried his uncle Eddie’s coffin when he became the fourth victim of the ongoing feud.

His murder brings the number of men shot dead since September 2015 as part of the ongoing Hutch-Kinahan feud to 14.

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