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Here's Everything That We Know About The Regency Hotel Shooting So Far

By PJ Browne
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One man is dead and two more injured following a shooting at the Regency Airport Hotel on the Swords Road on Friday afternoon.


The shooting took place at the weigh-in for the Clash Of The Clans event which was due to be held at the National Boxing Stadium tonight. The event has since been cancelled.

Here's everything that we know about the shooting so far.

  • One man, known criminal David Byrne from Crumlin, is dead. Byrne, in his 30s, was shot once in the leg and then again at close range. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Two others were seriously injured. Sean McGovern a car dealer from Crumlin and Aaron Bolger.
  • There were four gunmen involved.
  • Three were dressed akin to members of the Garda ERU unit, wearing dark jackets with 'Garda' on the back, along with masks and helmets. They carried AK-47s.
  • A fourth man was dressed as a woman. He wore a grey dress and a blonde wig and carried a handgun.
  • At approximately 2:30pm, 25 minutes after the weigh-in had started, two of the men dressed as Gardai entered the hotel via the front entrance.
  • The gunmen first opened fire in the lobby of the hotel.
  • Multiple shots were fired in the function room.

Today's Irish Independent carries an image of the assailants.

  • Their getaway vehicle, a silver transit van, was found later in the evening, burnt out, approximately 1km away in the Charlemount estate.
  • Several papers report this morning that the attack is revenge for the killing of Gary Hutch last September. We've already covered some of the back story to the shooting.

Watch: Harrowing Footage Emerges Of The Moment Shooters Entered Dublin Boxing Weigh-In

Read: Gardaí Feared Gangland Retaliation At Dublin Boxing Event Back In November

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