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Man arrested for fatal shooting of innocent man in Dublin

The scene on Shelerin Road last night
The scene on Shelerin Road last night

Gardai have arrested a man for the fatal shooting of an innocent man in Clonsilla last night.

Gardai in Blanchardstown investigating the fatal shooting of a male Shelerin Road, Clonsilla on the 12th June 2015 have arrested a 32-year-old man.
The man was arrested in Meath earlier this morning and he is being detained at Blanchardstown Garda station under the provisions of section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 1997.

Keith Walker (36), died instantly when he was shot in the daylight gangland hit as he was delivering birds to a pigeon club on Shelerin Road, Blanchardstown.

It is understood that Mr Walker was an innocent victim of mistaken identity after he got out of a car linked to the intended target.

Amid the mayhem, an innocent taxi driver was also shot twice in the arm. His injuries are not too serious.

The dead man, from Clondalkin, was described last night as an innocent man who had no previous criminal convictions.

A notorious hitman who was a former senior member of the infamous Westies gang was the intended target. It is understood that Mr Walker had simply been doing him a favour by visiting the pigeon club.

The intended target previously had been savagely assaulted by slain Real IRA figure Alan Ryan's gang.

He is also the chief suspect for the gangland murder of Lithuanian crime boss Gintaras Zelvys (43) at a business park in Rathcoole in May 2013.