Hutch friend shot in gangland attack

Claudine Rigal
Mai 12, 2017

James Gately, a friend of the Hutch family, was shot in the head and chest outside a petrol station in Dublin yesterday afternoon.

The shooting happened on the Clonshaugh Road in Dublin, close to the city's airport, at about 13:30 local time on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old was hit in the neck and upper body by a gunman who shot him through the window of his parked vehicle.

His condition is not yet known.

Gately was sitting in the maroon-coloured auto on the left-hand side of the forecourt when shots were fired from a black Lexus at around 1.35pm in a drive-by shooting.

Crime Correspondent with the Irish Daily Star, Michael O'Toole, says although the investigation is in its early stages it seems to be related to the Kinahan-Hutch feud.

Mr Hutch was the first victim of the feud, when he was shot in Spain in 2015.

Bystanders had originally thought the gun victim was suffering a heart attack.

They fled the scene along the M1 and their vehicle was later recovered burnt out in Ardee, Co Louth.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Ballymun garda station on 01-666-4400, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800-666-111, or any garda station.

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