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Two crime scenes being searched in Eamon Kelly murder

Gardaí are carrying out the searches today after the 65-year-old convicted criminal was shot dead yesterday.

The scene on Furry Park Road, Dublin, yesterday evening
The scene on Furry Park Road, Dublin, yesterday evening
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INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE INTO the shooting of Eamon Kelly, a man who has been described as a senior figure in Irish organised crime.

The 65-year-old was shot as he walked on Furry Park Road in Killester, near Clontarf, shortly after 4pm yesterday evening. He died in hospital.

A man in his 30s remains in garda custody this morning after being arrested yesterday in connection with the incident.

Gardaí will continue to search the two crime scenes involved today.

It is believed the state pathologist will carry out a post-mortem on Kelly’s body early today.

Kelly had a number of previous criminal convictions, and was involved in bank heists in the 1990s. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison in 1993 after being caught with cocaine that had an estimated street value of €500,000.

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Gardaí continue to seek information on the shooting. They say that they would particularly like to talk to anyone who was in the Furry Park Road area between 2pm and 4.30pm yesterday afternoon.

A black Lexus car with a registration 96-D-27994 was found partially burnt out at Stiles Court in Clontarf, a cul de sac at the rear of Clontarf Cricket/Rugby Club.

Gardaí are urging anyone who may have noticed this car in Killester, on the Howth Road or at Castle Avenue and the surrounding areas yesterday, to contact them on 01 666 4800.

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