‘Gunmen Dressed In Garda Uniforms Using Semi-Automatic Weapons’

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The Regency Hotel , Swords Road, Dublin 9

One man has been shot dead while two others were seriously injured in a shooting in Dublin.

The shooting took place at 2.30pm at the Regency Hotel on the Swords Road during a weigh-in for tomorrow’s WBO European Lightweight title fight between Jamie Kavanagh v Antonio Jao Bento.

It is believed the gunmen were dressed in Garda uniforms and used semi-automatic weapons.

Detectives are trying to establish a motive for the murder but one line of inquiry is that it could be connected to the murder of Gary Hutch, who was shot dead in Spain last September.

Man dies after shooting at Dublin hotel, two others injured (RTÉ)

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33 thoughts on “‘Gunmen Dressed In Garda Uniforms Using Semi-Automatic Weapons’

  1. ReproBertie

    The boxing show in question was organised by MGM (Macklin Gym Marbella) which is the same gym where a boxer was shot in a case of mistaken identity last year.

    1. Miami Dolphin's Barn

      I’ve walked past one of those MGM events at the National Stadium on South circ. road.
      Serious gaggle of sunbed mutants hanging around outside.

      1. Birneybau2

        Forget it Mani, it’s Frillytown.

        Population, Frilly. And Bodger. And Leather Jacket Guy. And Pampers. And that Eurovision loser. And Mani.

  2. Anne

    Limerick was never this bad, in fairness.

    You’d want to be up in Dublin with a bullet proof vest on.. just to be on the safe side.

    AK47s. Jaaaazus.

  3. DaithiG

    Why on earth would a crime gang do this?
    Doing this in such a public manner is just going to draw more media, and therefore, Garda attention.
    The cops are going to have to go balls out 9/11 to resolve this now.

    1. Continuity Jay-Z

      The Guards will be on this 8/5, 227 until they catch these men. They will only rest on their off days and annual leave until these monsters are caught.

  4. poppy

    No doubt there would be uproar if garda had shot the gunman dead!! We lucky to be able to put feet up , relax in our sitting room without fear of bullets flying through the window and safely answer the door. These gangland figures might have plenty of dosh but no quality of life. Live by the gun , die by the gun. Anyone up for a pint?

  5. Charger Salmons

    I’m shocked,I tell you.Shocked to the core.
    Did you see the flab on that so-called boxer at the weigh-in ?
    My oul lade has got more muscle definition on her than him and she’s banged out four kids.
    What a lard-bucket.

  6. Shayna

    I’m sorry, I cant help myself, “He, who lives by the sword dies in Swords”. Related, or otherwise to the Spanish thing, I’m sorry for the dead guy’s family.

  7. Shayna

    I sure hope so. I cant help being flippant – I was flippant as you like when my dad (my best friend) died.

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