Gardaí issue new appeal for witnesses following fatal Dublin shooting 10 months ago

Gardaí issue new appeal for witnesses following fatal Dublin shooting

The shooting took place on Friday morning.

Gardaí investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Coolock, County Dublin have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses.

At approximately 6.25am on Friday morning (8 February), a shooting incident occurred at Marigold Crescent in Darndale.

39-year-old John Lawless was shot as he walked from his home on his way to work.

He was critically injured and later removed by ambulance to Beaumont Hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

Shortly after the shooting, a silver Ford Focus with a registration number of 132-D was found partially burnt out at Greenwood Avenue off Blunden Drive in Coolock.

An Garda Síochána believe that this vehicle may have been used in the shooting and was stolen during the course of a buglary in the Santry area on New Year's Day.

The scenes at Marigold Crescent and Greenwood Avenue have been examined by a team from the Garda Technical Bureau.

Gardaí note that a motive for the shooting has yet to be established and that there is nothing to suggest that it is linked to any gangland crime or major feud.

The victim is not known to the Gardaí for involvement in serious criminal activity.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the incident on Friday morning or who may have observed the silver Ford Focus prior to or after the shooting, or any suspicious activity, to contact Coolock Garda Station on 01 666 4200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

They are particularly keen to speak to any motorists with dash cams who may have recorded valuable information in connection with the investigation.