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Sheriff Street

Victim named in mistaken identity shooting in Dublin city centre

24-year-old Martin O’Rourke has been named locally as the victim of yesterday’s gangland shooting.

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THE VICTIM OF yesterday afternoon’s shooting on Dublin’s Sheriff Street has been named locally.

24-year-old Martin O’Rourke was shot fatally as many as six times by an unidentified assailant at 12.20pm outside Noctor’s pub in the north inner city.

It’s understood that O’Rourke was known to gardaí only as a low-level offender and had no connections with organised crime. His murder is believed to be a case of mistaken identity in an attempted gangland hit.

The gunman responsible fled the area in the direction of Jervis Street on a bicycle immediately after the shooting.

Both the bicycle and a gun, believed to be the murder weapon, have since been recovered.

Last night gardaí urged locals who may have information regarding the shooting to come forward and to not be concerned about their safety.

Read: Man shot dead in Dublin in ‘case of mistaken identity’

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