Another man – reported to be a nephew of Gerry “The Monk” Hutch has been shot dead in Dublin city centre in daylight as a gang war spirals out of control.
Concerned members of the public took to Twitter to voice their concern as yet another victim, in his 30s, was murdered in Dublin this morning in the north inner city at Avondale House Flats, North Cumberland Street at around 10 am.
Avondale House flats complex sealed off. pic.twitter.com/tPNyyRosIz
— Daragh Brophy (@DaraghBroph) May 24, 2016
The Irish Independent reported the victim is a nephew of Gerry Hutch. The newspaper reported that the man was shot in a car and up to six shots were fired by up to two gunmen, who fled the scene.
This is the seventh murder since last September in the Kinahan-Hutch gang war that is spiralling out of all control.
Crime correspondent for the Irish Star Michael O’Toole told Pat Kenny on Newstalk, he could not see an end to the gang war – because it was “personal” between the two gangs.
Meanwhile the communities that have been hit by the murders in recent months are becoming increasingly terrified at the prospect of even more bloodshed.
The victim was taken to the Mater Hospital.
Scary shit when your Da delivers the post to the scene of the latest shooting in Dublin 👀👎👽📩🔫
— Ger Stapleton (@Ger_Stapleton) May 24, 2016
— Pat Kenny Newstalk (@PatKennyNT) May 24, 2016
The scene has been preserved and gardaí are seeking witnesses.
Diversion on Route 123 due to an incident on North Cumberland Street https://t.co/oRir4unZ9A
— Dublin Bus (@dublinbusnews) May 24, 2016
Emergency personnel are still at the scene and a garda helicopter was in the air looking for the killers.