Van involved in Bray shooting found abandoned in Ringsend 3 years ago

Van involved in Bray shooting found abandoned in Ringsend

A man was seen leaving the van and cycling away.

A silver Volkswagen Caddy, which is suspected of being used as the getaway vehicle in the Bray shooting which claimed one life on Tuesday morning, was found in the Ringsend area of Dublin this afternoon.

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The van, which had yellow northern Irish registration plates, was abandoned on Pigeon House Road at approximately 8.05am, where a male was seen leaving the van and cycling away.

It is believed that the vehicle had travelled from Bray through Shankill and the Cornelscourt area before being left in Ringsend.

The Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation are assisting local units in the investigation, and members of the garda technical bureau commenced a forensic examination of the scene.

House to house enquiries, CCTV footage and witness interviews will also prove crucial in the investigation.

The man who was killed in the shooting has been named as 50-year-old Robert Messett.

Two other men were injured in the shooting. One of these has been named as Pete Taylor, Olympic boxer Katie Taylor's father.

Gardai wish to appeal to anyone:

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  • who may have witnessed the movements of this van along the route travelled between 7am and 8am this morning
  • with Dash Cam footage along this route between 7am and 8am
  • who may witnessed the male cycling away from Pigeon House Road at approximately 8.05am

Anyone who wishes to contact Gardaí on this matter can do so by calling Bray Garda Station on 01 6665300, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.