Monday December 12 2005
A MAN was being questioned by gardai last night after another fatal shooting in Dublin early yesterday.
The body of the dead man, who has not yet been named, was discovered in the stairwell of a flats complex in Ballymun.
Detectives investigating the shooting believe it followed a feud in the north Dublin suburb.
The dead man and the suspect arrested in connection with the death are both known to gardai.
Local reports suggested that a confrontation took place shortly after 5am and it is understood a number of people were in the vicinity at the time and some of them may have been returning home from a party in the area.
The victim was originally from Finglas but had lived at a number of addresses in the Ballymun area in recent years.
The arrested man is in his late 20s and was brought to Santry Garda station under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act. He can be held for 72 hours without charge.
A post-mortem examination took place last night at the Dublin City Morgue in Marino to ascertain the exact cause of death.
There were initial questions as to whether the man had died as a result of a severe beating or a gunshot. It was later established that he died as a result of a gunshot wound. He had no connection with any of the gangland killings which have followed drug disputes between rival gangs in Dublin's Blanchardstown or Crumlin/Drimnagh areas.
His body remained for several hours at the flats complex on the Shangan Road yesterday as Assistant State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis and garda forensic teams carried out their examinations.
A number of people came forward yesterday to assist gardai with their enquiries but they are still looking for a number of other witnesses who they believe can help them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardai on 01- 6664400.