A 39 year old father of three identified as John Lawless was shot dead sunday in Dublin (This morning).
The cause of the shooting couldn’t be ascertained,as the victim wasn’t known for or associated with criminality
According to police report: “A 39-year-old man left his home at Marigold Crescent, John Lawless is his name, and he was making his way to work when he was shot. He was brought in a critical condition to Beaumont Hospital and died a short time after his arrival.
“Shortly after the shooting a burnt out car was discovered at Greenwood Avenue. This car is described as a silver Ford Focus, with a 132 registration number. “Now we believe this car may have some connection with the shooting incident.”
“This is a car too which we believe was stolen on the January 1 this year in the Santry area.”
“Two scenes were examined, the scene at Marigold Crescent where the shooting took place and the scene at Greenwod Avenue where the car was located. These scenes were examined by the garda Technical Bureau.
“We are in consultation with the local Coroners Office, we are also in consultation with the State Pathologist office and a post mortem is currently taking place at the city mortuary in Whitehall.”
The victim was described at a family who was expecting his fourth child with his partner.
He was shoot at close range and was with a number of people when the incidence happened.
However peeople who were with him fled when the attackers opened fire on them.
He was treated temporally at the scene by emergency personnel before been rushed to beaumont hospital where he died on arrival.