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A Dublin man gunned down in broad daylight on Tuesday morning has been named as Gareth Hutch.
As reported by the Daily Mirror, Hutch was assassinated by masked gunmen who opened fire while the 35-year-old turned his back to step into his car.
The killing is reportedly the latest death in an escalating gangland feud between the Hutch and Kinahan families.
Footage of the disturbing incident was captured on CCTV:
Gardai have arrested a 29-year-old man in relation to the incident, reports the Irish Times.
A witness has shared his account of the killing.
Two guys jumped out of a car. Moments later we heard three or four shots. I thought they were like toy guns, there was like a pop. They had silencers on them.
They shot the guy through the window. I went over and I felt his pulse but there was none.
He was shot in the car through the side window, he managed to scramble out the door and onto the pavement but he was dead by the time I got over to him.
There was blood and vomit everywhere. It was horrible.
The witness added the gunmen failed to make a clean getaway:
They stalled it twice [their car]. They couldn’t get it moving.
They both dropped the guns, jumped out of the car and ran down the road towards Summerhill Road where there was another car parked.
One guy was covered up to below his eyes. The second one’s mask fell down and there’s [CCTV] cameras all over the place here.
The witness was ‘too frightened’ to comment specifically on the man’s appearance.
Hutch was the nephew of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch, and is the seventh man to die since September 2015 in the feud, which included a high profile shooting at a boxing weigh-in at the Regency Hotel.
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