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Post-mortem completed on slain crime boss Zambra

Christopher Zambra was shot up to eight times in the Drimnagh area of Dublin on Sunday afternoon.

GARDAÍ SAY THE post-mortem examination has been completed on the body of crime boss Christopher Zambra, who was shot dead in Drimnagh in Dublin on Sunday.

The results of the post-mortem are not being publicly released.

It’s understood the 39-year-old was shot up to eight times, including once in the face.

A number of gunmen first approached him as he was sitting in a parked car in front of a relative’s home on Cooley Road. He exited his vehicle but was shot again, a number of times.

His body was found by emergency services the front garden of a house.

Shortly after the shooting, gardaí received reports of a Nissan Qashqai on fire at Benmadigan Road, a short distance away from the crime scene.

Zambra was cleared of murder last year but he was still at the centre of garda probes into a number of deaths in the west Dublin area.


Gardaí say the investigation is continuing this morning, with house-to-house enquiries being carried out and CCTV being reviewed.

The investigation team is also renewing its appeal for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the shooting to come forward.

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They want anyone who was on Cooley Road between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on Sunday “and may have seen anything unusual, suspicious or the shooting itself to contact them”.

“In addition anyone who may have seen the Nissan Qashqui drive into Benmadigan Road where it was then set on fire is asked to contact the incident room at Sundrive Road Garda Station on 01-6666600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”

Zambra, who was a major crime boss, described himself as a singer songwriter. On a personal website showcasing his music, he described himself as “very family oriented” and said his main musical influences were Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens.

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