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Six years on, gardaí appeal for witnesses to killing of 21-year-old

Gavin McCarthy was shot on Sheriff Street in 2008

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

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

Having come out of a Chinese take away with his brother, he was approached by a man on a bicycle.

The culprit fired a handgun from close range into Gavin’s face and upper body causing him to fall immediately to the ground.

The perpetrator then fled the scene, via Crinan Strand, through a lane running between the Sheriff Football Club and the artificial football pitch beside it, onto Commons Street, turning left in the direction of North Wall Quay and the IFSC.

Gardaí say that McCarthy, who was 21, lived with his family in the North Wall Community and 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.

Six years on from Gavin’s death, gardaí are appealing again for information.

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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