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Ten arrested as Gardaí investigate Portmarnock gangland shooting

State pathologists will visit North Co Dublin today after the second gangland shooting in as many days.

Updated 09:01

AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE have been arrested this morning after Gardaí began an investigation into a murder in the north Dublin village of Portmarnock last night.

The shooting, bearing all the hallmarks of a gangland killing, which took place on Station Road just before 10:30pm last night, saw the male victim shot at several times, including once in the head.

The area around the train station remains sealed off for a forensic examination, while staff of the State Pathologist’s office are expected to attend the scene later this morning.

The victim, a man in his 40s from Raheny, had been warned his life was under threat. Gardaí from the Malahide station investigate the shooting.

The ten men were arrested in a series of overnight raids, and include seven men and three women. They are being held at various Garda stations on the northside of the city.

Gardaí are seeking information on a silver Volkswagen Passat found burnt-out in Coolock later, which they believe was used as a getaway vehicle.

The shooting is the 19th gangland killing so far in 2010, and may be linked to a similar incident in Killester, six miles away, on Saturday morning.

In that incident, convicted drug dealer Eamon Kelly was shot at outside his home from point-blank range, only for the assailant’s gun to jam as he fired.

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Gavan Reilly

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