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Gangland enforcer dodges bullet in brazen assassination attempt

Troy Jordan
Troy Jordan

A gangland enforcer for crime boss Troy Jordan (pictured above) narrowly avoided death in a brazen hit, according to reports in the Sun.

A gun wielding hit-man attempted to storm the man’s property but Jordan’s pal, who has links to dissident republican groups, managed to keep the thug at bay.

Shots were then fired through a window of the man’s north Dublin home by the bungling gunman.

The ‘victim’ suffered cuts to his face as the bullet shattered the window.

A source told the paper: “He’s a big guy and it looks as if the gunmen panicked when they couldn’t get into his house and open fire.

“He’s very lucky one of the bullets didn’t hit him.

“The attack was reckless and they could easily have hit innocent people.”

Gardai are trying to establish whether the attack is linked to the ongoing feud between the Kinahan and Hutch gangs.

Officers are also probing whether it is linked to a dispute between two motorcycle gangs who are vying for control of the local drugs trade.

Troy Jordan – who is a close associate of former drugs kingpin John Gilligan, has been keeping a low profile in Co Kildare over fears the Kinahans will kill him.

Gardai have told the 46-year-old that his life is in danger because of his links to The Monk – despite distancing himself from the mobster over the past year.