Gardaí Suspect Drugs Link In Fatal Dublin Shooting

A murder investigation has been launched following a gun attack that left one man dead and another seriously wounded in Swords last night, Thursday 17 January.

The shooting occurred as the two men in their 20's left the fitness facility Gym Plus and made their way to the car park.

They were both struck several times.

23-year-old Zach Parker, from Jugback Lane in Swords, was hit in the head and chest and died at the scene.

The other victim was hit in the chest and arm.

Emergency services rushed him to Beaumont Hospital, where he remains in serious condition.

Gardaí believe the attack may be in relation to a drug debt.


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