Garda Appeal For Information Following Two Shooting Deaths In Dublin

Gardaí have issued an appeal for information following two fatal shooting incidents in Dublin.

The deaths of two men, both shot dead, are believed to have been "different motives linked to the drugs trade".

The victims have been named as Seán Little from Coolock and Jordan Davis from nearby Darndale and the men have been described as friends. Both were 22-years-old.

They were found shot dead in separate parts of Dublin within 18 hours of each other.

It is understood that Mr Davis was shot by a man on a bicycle as he pushed his four-month-old baby in a buggy.

Gardaí have said that while the murders are linked to the drugs trade and organised crime gangs, they believe they were shot for different reasons.

Gardaí are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw a red bike in the Darndale area on Wednesday. They have also appealed to any drivers with dashcams who were driving on the M1 between 10pm and midnight on Tuesday to contact them.

Speaking on RTÉ, Sean O'Rourke, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said: "I think it's important that the gardaí are assisted by the community, and I do acknowledge the very positive community in that part of north Dublin.

"Gardaí need evidence and evidence will only be forthcoming if people are prepared to give that evidence to An Garda Síochána."

"In terms of resources, I'm really keen to ensure that the gardaí have a greater level of resources, that's why this year alone we'll see 300 new garda cars coming on stream at a cost of €10m.

"We'll see the 2,000 hand-held devices for gardaí to assist them at their checkpoints.

"Over a five year period in excess of €300m for gardaí in order to ensure that they are able to keep apace in terms of technological advances and keep apace of what's going on in the criminal underworld."

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