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Appeal for information on anniversary of unsolved Dublin gun murder

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
Appeal: Gavin McCarthy was shot dead in October, 2008
Appeal: Gavin McCarthy was shot dead in October, 2008

Gardai are appealing for information on the callous gun murder of a young Dublin man seven years ago.

Investigating Gardaí at Store Street are renewing their appeal for any member of the public with information in relation to the murder of Gavin McCarthy (21) in 2008. 
 
On the evening of 19 October, Gavin was in the company of his younger brother, Daniel, and others standing outside a fast food outlet on Lower Sheriff Street.
 
He was approached by a male on a bicycle who fired a handgun from close range into Gavin’s face and upper body causing him to fall immediately to the ground. 
 
This man then fled the scene, via Crinan Strand, through a lane running between the Sheriff Football Club and the artificial football pitch beside it, onto Commons Street, turning left in the direction of North Wall Quay and the IFSC.
 
"Gavin was well known and liked in the Sheriff Street community and he left behind his parents, two sisters, two brothers along with extended family when he was murdered," gardai said.
 
"Investigating Gardaí believe that persons, living within the North Wall Community and in possession of specific information in relation to this murder, are in a position to progress enquires and are appealing directly to them to come forward.
 
"In particular we would appeal to those who weren’t in a position to give information at the time, due to relationships and associations they had seven years ago, but who may now feel more at ease in coming forward."
 
Anyone with information should contact Store Street Garda Station on 01 666 8000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.