Two people are shot in north Dublin and rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries five days after teen is dismembered as part of gang war
- Two people suffer life-threatening injuries after shooting in north Dublin
- Police said they were responding to a suspected shooting near the airport
- Comes after Keane Mulready-Woods, 17, was killed as part of a gang war
- Murder is thought to involve north Dublin gangs, leading to fears of reprisals
Two people have been shot in north Dublin amid spiralling gang violence in the city.
The victims were taken to hospital in serious condition with life threatening injuries after shots were fired in the Kilbrook area just after midday.
Garda have sealed off an area near a forklift company where the shooting took place, with a forensic examination due to take place.
It comes after 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods was killed part of an ongoing gang war in nearby Drogheda which is now thought to involve north Dublin gangs.
Two people have been shot and left with life-threatening injuries in north Dublin, near the city’s airport (top left), amid spiralling gang violence in the city
Mr Mulready-Woods is believed to have been murdered as part of a feud between two drugs gangs in Drogheda on Sunday night, before he was beheaded, dismembered and his body parts dropped at two locations in Dublin
The Coolock feud saw at least five people killed across Dublin in 2019, while the Drogheda feud saw two killed and four injured in the same period. But the murder of Mulready-Woods (right) is now threatening to combine the two into a much larger war
The site of Friday’s shooting is five miles from Coolock, the hub of a recent gang feud and where the severed limbs of Mulready-Woods were discovered on Monday.
The ongoing Coolock feud saw at least five people murdered across Dublin, all of them shot, throughout 2019.
Meanwhile another feud in Drogheda, 30 miles north of Dublin, claimed two lives in 2019 as first Keith Branigan and then Richie Carberry were shot dead.
The killing has prompted both sides to vow vengeance, with videos of balaclava-clad men brandishing weapons posted online
Then Mulready-Woods went missing from the town on Sunday night, before a sports bag containing his partial remains turned up in Coolock the following day.
On Wednesday police discovered a burning car in the Drumcondra area containing more remains, including a severed head, believed to belong to the teen.
Officers believe Mulready-Woods was taken to a house in Drogheda – which has been under forensic examination for several days – where he was killed and dismembered before his body parts were dumped.
The main suspect is thought to be a notorious 35-year-old north Dublin hitman who has links to gangs involved in the Coolock feud.
If true, then the murder of Mulready-Woods could combine two separate feuds into a much larger gang war.
MailOnline has seen two videos – both showing balaclava-clad men wielding weapons who claim to be involved in the feud, threatening reprisal attacks.
Police have so-far failed to make any arrests over the death of Mulready-Woods, which had led to fears of further violence.
Friday’s shooting occurred near a forklift company in the Kilbrook area, near Dublin Airport, with a forensic examination due to take place
Gardai scour the fields around Drogheda as they continue their investigation into the brutal murder of the teenager
Taoiseach Lo Vradkar arrives at the Drogheda Garda Station on Friday to receive an update on the murder, which he said left him ‘shocked’
A potential revenge shooting took place on Monday when bullets were fired at a taxi on the Bridge of Peace in Drogheda around 6.20pm – hours before Mulready-Woods’s remains were discovered.
An innocent driver was left wounded in the shooting, which is though to have targeted a known gang member sitting in his front seat.
While the intended target is known to police and has links to a gang involved in the feud, officers have not said whether it was carried out in revenge for Mulready-Woods’ murder.