Man appears in court over Finglas shooting

//Man appears in court over Finglas shooting

Man appears in court over Finglas shooting

Gardaí at the scene in Finglas where Edward O’Connor died after being shot dead last week

A 22-year-old man is due in court today charged with the murder of a man in Dublin last Sunday.

Edward O’Connor, 41, died after he was shot in the back at Ballycoolin Road in Finglas.

The man has been questioned by detectives for four days about the murder of Mr O’Connor.

Gardaí believe the murder is connected to a fight in a pub during which a relative of the victim was seriously injured.

Groups from opposing sides in that dispute are thought to have arranged to meet for a fight at the Ballycoolin Road last Sunday but a gun was produced and Mr O’Connor was shot a number of times in the back.

A man and a woman also questioned about the killing were released without charge but following consultations with the DPP the 22-year-old was charged with murder.

He is being detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station pending his appearance before the Dublin Distrct Court later this morning.

RTÉ News – News Headlines

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