Gangland attack leaves Irish man dead
Mon, 16 Aug 2010 08:21:37 GMT
A man has been killed in Dublin in the latest gangland style murder to hit the Irish capital.
A Belfast Telegraph report said the victim, aged in his 20s, was shot dead in the Finglas area of the city at around 6.50pm Saturday.
The man was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.
Early reports said the victim, who is said to have been known to police, was shot several times by a lone gunman.
Police sealed off the murder scene at the junction of Barnamore Crescent and Saint Helena's Road.
Officers investigating the murder appealed for anyone with information to assist the police in its probe into the incident.
According to a 2009 study, Dublin has the highest rate of gun murder in Europe. The rate is almost as high as some cities in the US like Washington D.C.
In 2009, 19 gun murders, all of which were gang related, occurred in Ireland's capital city, which has a population of 1.2 million.
The study revealed that the murder rate is ridiculously high compared to rates in Britain. In Glasgow, Scotland, with a population of 2.3 million, there have been zero gun killings in 2009.