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Man Shot Dead In Dublin Suburb Last Night

By Alana Laverty

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


A man in his 40s who was shot dead in Griffeen Valley Park, Lucan last night is believed to have been identified by Gardaí as a well-known criminal. 

The man is understood to be criminal Mark 'The Guinea Pig' Desmond who was previously charged with the 'canal murders' of two young men in 2000, according to

Desmond was shot up to four times in last night's gangland attack. 

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses with any information to contact Lucan Garda Station on 016667300, the Garda Confidential line 1800666111 or any Garda Station.

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