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Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland The scene of the shooting on Shelerin Road.
# Clonsilla
Man charged over mistaken identity shooting in Clonsilla
Two other men arrested in connection with the murder were released without charge.

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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