BREAKING: Fourth man arrested following biker gang shotgun murder
Gardaí investigating the fatal shooting of biker Andrew ‘Odd’ O’Donoghue, have arrested a fourth man in connection with the killing.
The man, who is in his late 40s, was arrested in Limerick City.
He is currently detained at Henry Street Garda Station under the provisions of Section 50 – Criminal Justice Act 2007.
Three men, two in their late 40s and one in his 20s, are already in custody in connection with the fatal shooting which occurred at Mountfund in Murrow.
It is reported that O’Donoghue, who was a well-liked member of biker group Road Tramps Motorcycle Club Ireland, was ‘blasted in the face’ in a drive-by shooting which gardai believe was carried out by a rival biker gang.
He was shot at close range by a man with a shotgun at the group’s clubhouse as he went to lock up a gate.
CCTV footage from the clubhouse cameras is now being examined for clues.
The 51-year-old was pronounced dead around 5pm yesterday at University Hospital Limerick.
Tributes have been pouring in to the victim on social media, with one poster saying:
“My brother Odd gunned down today by scum. Words cannot explain how gutted I am. My best mate gone.”
Another poster added: “There is one little girl this morning with no father because he was executed yesterday while going to feed clubhouse cats”, while another said: "A cold heartless act.. so sorry for your loss guys and the loss to his precious child."
Local priest and friend of the motorbike enthusiast, Fr Tom Ryan, said he was deeply shocked at the shooting, saying he had led a quiet life and had a daughter, Ava, with his long-time partner Catherine Danaher.
He added that he was “an inoffensive man” with a “serious interest in motorbikes”.
Gardai are keeping an open mind on the shooting and consider it the result of a falling-out between bikers, but that Mr O’Donoghue was not known to them.