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Man charged over mistaken identity shooting in Clonsilla

Two other men arrested in connection with the murder were released without charge.

The scene of the shooting on Shelerin Road.
The scene of the shooting on Shelerin Road.
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Updated 11am

A 32-YEAR-OLD man appeared in court this morning charged in connection with the murder of Keith Walker in Dublin on 12 June.

The 36-year-old father of two was reportedly shot eight times at a pigeon club on Shelerin Road, Clonsilla. It is understood Walker was not the intended target of the shooting and it was a case of mistaken identity.

Another man was also shot in the hand in the incident. Locals said the gunman was dressed as a woman when he carried out the attacks.

Three people have since been arrested – a 32-year-old man in Ratoath, Co Meath, and two men (36 and 38 years) in Dublin. The 32-year-old appeared before Court 1 at the Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate Street this morning at 10.30am charged in connection with Walker’s murder.

Gardaí have since released the other two men without charge. A file is being prepared for the DPP.

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