Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland man fighting for life after Dublin shooting

By Cathal McMahon and Robin Schiller

A man who had been living in Northern Ireland is fighting for life after he was shot at a petrol station in Dublin on Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency services are at the scene of the attack at the petrol station on the N32 in Ballymun in the north of the city.

The man, aged in his 20s, is understood to be in a critical condition. It's thought he was hit a number of times.

Gardai said a black car was seen leaving the scene.

Early indications are that the attack is related to the ongoing Kinahan-Hutch feud.

The victim was a member of the Hutch crime gang and gardai are investigating if he was targeted by the Kinahan crime cartel.

The victim has escaped a number of previous attempts on his life and was questioned by gardaí over the Regency Hotel shooting in February 2016.

He had been travelling in a Northern Ireland-registered car, and it is understood he had been living in Newry.

He is originally from Dublin's north inner city.

The incident happened at approximately 1.35pm at the petrol station near the Clayton Hotel.

Emergency services and Gardai are currently at the scene, with gardai believed to be initially focusing their search on a black Lexis car spotted at the scene.

Irish Independent

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