Wife of shooting victim hits out at online troll

Yumei Douglas
Yumei Douglas

Yumei Douglas has hit back at an online troll who took to social media in the aftermath of the shooting dead of her husband David Douglas yesterday.

Yumei posted a screen grab of a comment sent to her business' Facebook page that said it was 'good' that her husband had been shot dead as he was 'drug dealing scum'.

She added that 'she didn't know what to say' before suggesting that the person who made the comment was perhaps 'another evil that had come to us'.

David Douglas was shot dead yesterday outside the shop Yumei owned on Bridgefoot Street in the south inner city.

It is believed Douglas was targeted as he walked to the shop, Shoestown, after attending a family funeral earlier in the day.

He was taken to St James's Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Gardaí are investigating whether the murder is linked to the bitter feud between the Kinahan cartel and the Hutch mob.

It has since emerged that the chief suspects for organising the shooting had assured him recently that they were no longer in dispute with him.

Douglas, the father of a teenage daughter, had previously survived an assassination attempt near his Cabra home last November and the suspects for this botched hit are also being investigated over yesterday's murder.

After that attempted hit, Yumei told the Sunday World that her husband has changed his criminal ways and was a law-abiding citizen.

“I don’t care about whatever his history is, but he’s on the good way now. Since he is out [of prison] two years he didn’t do anything wrong,” Ms Douglas told the Sunday World in November. 

“He didn’t bother with anyone. He didn’t owe anybody money… he didn’t ask anybody for whatever. He has done nothing wrong.

“I know he has some background history, but that’s the past. Everybody wants to change. I’m still there, supporting him. I don’t want anything wrong. 

“I’m from China and if you try to do good, you will get a chance to make your life.