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Latest victim of Dublin gangland feud shot dead on way to work

Michael Keogh was shot dead on his was to work yesterday morning
Brian Hutton

GARDAI have named the man shot dead in an underground car park in Dublin's north inner city as Michael Keogh.

The 37-year-old was targeted by associates of the Hutch crime cartel in an ongoing gangland feud.

The father of two had just started a new job and was on his way to work early this morning when he was shot dead.

Detectives believe his killers were watching and waiting for him and may have got information about his movements from social media.

Mr Keogh's body was discovered in a Volkswagen car in the basement of the Sheridan Court flats complex on Dorset Street Upper at about 9.55am yesterday.

It is believed he may have been dead for some time when a council worker came across the scene and raised the alarm.

He had suffered a number of gunshot wounds.

Emergency services were called out but the victim was pronounced dead a short time later.

Investigating officers have revealed another car was found on fire in a lane off nearby Clonliffe Avenue in Drumcondra at about 7.55am.

Gardaí discovered a firearm in the car

The grey Opel Astra was fitted with false number plates with registration 12 D 16387.

It is believed this car, which was stolen in Dublin in April, is connected to the latest fatal shooting.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses, particularly taxi drivers or other motorists who may have camera recording equipment mounted on their dashboards, to come forward.

So far, 11 people have been killed in the ongoing row between the Kinahan and Hutch gangs, two of them victims of mistaken identity.

There had been no feud-related murders so far this year.

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