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Garda appeal on fourth anniversary of shooting of 21-year-old

With the fourth anniversary of the shooting of Gavin McCarthy being marked today, gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Gavin McCarthy
Gavin McCarthy
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GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for information on the fourth anniversary of the murder of Gavin McCarthy.

On the evening of Sunday 19 October, 2008 at approximately 9pm at Lower Sheriff Street, Dublin 1, McCarthy was fatally wounded in a shooting incident.

Gardaí say that Gavin McCarthy, who was 21 years of age, lived with his family in the North Wall Community. Gavin was well-known in the area and a familiar face to Sheriff Street residents.

On the evening in question, McCarthy was in the company of his brother and others standing outside a fast food outlet on Lower Sheriff Street.  After leaving the Chinese takeaway, he was approached by a male on a bicycle and shot dead.

Four years on from Gavin’s death, gardaí say they are hopeful that people’s circumstances may have changed and that information will be forthcoming.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the incident room at Store Street Garda Station on 01 6668089 or contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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