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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -2°C

Man shot dead in suspected Ronanstown drugs feud named locally

He was shot dead around 10pm last night.

LAST UPDATE | Dec 6th 2022, 3:20 PM

A MAN IS dead and another has been seriously injured in two separate shootings in Dublin last night, Gardaí have said.

The killing happened in Ronanstown, which is near to Clondalkin and Lucan in the west of the county.

The man has been named locally as Cormac Berkeley. 

He received gunshot wounds at around 10pm at a housing estate and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was shot in the front garden area of the property. It’s understood he was originally from the Tallaght area. 

He had several previous convictions for drug offences and had served time in prison.

Gardaí believe he was part of an organised criminal gang operating in the capital. 

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination.

It is believed that upwards of six shots were fired at the man by a lone gunman.

In a separate incident gardaí are investigating a shooting that occurred at around 9pm yesterday in the Finglas area of Dublin.

A man has been taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

The injured man is an associate of a well-known Finglas based criminal who is deeply involved in the city’s drug trade. 

That gangland figure is engaged in a violent, murderous, feud with two other factions in the general north and west of Dublin.

Sources have said that the man injured was shot in the upper body and will survive. 

The man shot and killed in Ronanstown is believed to have been targeted as part of a separate drug crime-related feud in the Tallaght and Clondalkin areas. 

Meanwhile, gardaí are investigating another unconnected shooting in Carlow town.

With reporting from Emer Moreau and Garreth MacNamee