Gun Recovered In Dublin Shooting Probe

As part of the continuing Gardaí investigation into the fatal shooting of Aidan O'Kane, searches were carried out at houses in the north inner city area of Dublin yesterday.

According to officers, during the course of these searches a handgun and quantity of ammunition were recovered.

They said this firearm will be subject to forensic and ballistic tests after being uncovered along with a quantity of assorted illegal drugs which was also recovered.

They also said that a 32-year-old female who was in custody at Pearse Street Gardaí station in relation to this investigation has since been released without charge.

Mr O'Kane, a 50-year-old father of one was shot in the Bargy Road area of East Wall on Sunday night after he chased a group of teenagers from his home.

He died a short time later in the Mater Hospital.

A 16-year-old boy has been remanded in custody charged with Mr O'Kane's murder.

According to a gardaí spokesman, several other people remain in custody, including three males and one female. They are being held in Store Street, The Bridewell, Pearse Street and Whitehall Gardaí Stations.


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