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Man linked with 'New INLA' seriously injured in gun attack

Crime DeskBy Alan Sherry
Gardai at the scene in Lusk
Gardai at the scene in Lusk
Man linked with 'New INLA' seriously injured in gun attack

A man linked to the ‘New INLA’ has been seriously injured following a gun attack in north Dublin this morning.

The man (37), who is an associate of Declan ‘Whacker’ Duffy, was shot in the Dun Emer estate in Lusk around 9.30am.

Declan 'Whacker' Duffy

Members of the ‘New INLA’ have been linked to gun attacks carried out on behalf of the Kinahan cartel in recent weeks but it is unclear at this stage if today’s incident is linked to the feud.

The victim was shot a number of times by a lone gunman who fled the scene in a car which was found burnt out a short distance away.

An associate of today’s victim has been on the run since a feud-related shooting in Dublin’s north inner city earlier this year

Gardai raided his home following the shooting but he had already fled.

Dun Emer estate

Today’s shooting comes just three days after David Douglas was shot dead outside his wife’s shop in Dublin’s south inner city.

Associates of the Kinahan cartel are the prime suspects in carrying out that attack.

They were also linked to another attempt on Douglas’ life last November.

The New INLA have been working with the Kinahan cartel during the feud and are suspected of acting as guns for hire for the Cartel.