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Innocent Irish family man gunned down in Spain as part of cartel war

INNOCENT: Trevor O'Neill
INNOCENT: Trevor O'Neill

THIS is the innocent Dublin man who was gunned down in Majorca in a case of mistaken identity last night.

Trevor O’Neill, a Dublin City Council worker from Drimnagh, was shot dead after gunmen linked to the Kinahan cartel mistook him for a nephew of Gerry 'the Monk' Hutch.

It is understood that innocent Trevor was staying in the same resort as a member of the Hutch family, who was previously warned by gardai of a credible threat to his life.

It is believed both men and their families had been holidaying in Majorca.

Spanish media reported that the callous gunmen shot Trevor in front of family members and friends.

The group had just finished a family meal when he was targeted. 

He was shot four times in the back shortly after 9pm yesterday outside a supermarket in Costa de la Calma beside the popular tourist spot Santa Ponsa.

It is understood several children were nearby when the attack took place.

The intended target of the attack has not been involved in the feud but has become a target because of his family connections.

Police said they are hunting three suspects in connection with the attack, including a man who pulled a hoodie over his face before carrying out the attack.

The killing is the 10th murder linked to the bloody Kinahan-Hutch feud since the death of Gary Hutch in Spain last year.