Man is shot dead in Dublin just 17 hours after friend’s murder
A man was shot dead as he was walking with his four-month-old baby in a buggy outside a Dublin primary school yesterday.
The victim - named locally as Jordan Davis (22) - was shot dead just 17 hours after his friend Sean Little (22) was killed in a separate gun attack in the city.
Detectives are investigating if the two close friends were murdered by a crime gang over a significant drugs debt.
Sean Little was the victim of an apparent double cross - his body was found in Balbriggan shortly after 11pm on Tuesday.
Yesterday Davis was shot multiple times in front of his infant child in a buggy in the Primrose area of Darndale. He was targeted shortly before 4pm outside Our Lady Immaculate Primary School, close to his home, just minutes after posting an online tribute to Little.
In the post he wrote "Rest in paradise you were a gent" along with a picture of both murder victims and a third man.
Little was discovered with fatal gunshot wounds and his car, a 161 D Opel Insignia, was discovered on fire a short distance away.
Emergency services were alerted to the scene in Balbriggan shortly after 11pm on Tuesday night.
When they arrived they discovered Little with fatal gunshot wounds.
Little was well-known to gardai and had close links to a Finglas mob boss, known as 'Mr Flashy', as well as a young associate of the Kinahan cartel based in Crumlin. The mob led by 'Mr Flashy' are involved in an escalating feud in the Corduff area of west Dublin. A separate non-fatal gun attack in Mulhuddart on Tuesday night is believed to be linked to that dispute.
Little, originally from Coolock, was also connected to Zach Parker, a drug dealer shot dead outside a Swords gym in January.
Detectives are investigating if both Little and Davis were murdered by the same criminal gang over a significant drug debt, but sources stressed a number of motives are being investigated.
Gardai believe Little was lured to Walshestown in a possible gangland double cross. His body was removed from the scene yesterday afternoon to the Mater Hospital and a post-mortem examination was due to be carried out.
Gardai believe a lone gunman, who arrived on a pushbike and was wearing a cap, carried out the shooting of Davis.