‘Clondalkin death not linked to city shooting’

by Ian Begley

Gardai have launched a full investigation into the fatal shooting of a man in his 30s in the Kilcronan area of Clondalkin.
At approximately 11.45pm on Monday, April 25, a gunman shot dead 37-year-old Thomas Farnan in the hallway of his home before fleeing from the scene on foot.
The incident occurred just hours after two men entered The Sunset House pub in Summerhill Parade, Ballybough, and shot to death a man, aged 35. It is understood that the Clondalkin shooting is not connected.
The victim in Kilcronan was shot four times, including one in the torso and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gardai believe the lone gunman knocked on the victim’s door before opening fire. It is being reported that Farnan has a number of previous convictions for minor offences, including drug possession, burglary, theft, larceny, drink- driving and possession of a knife.
Gardai believe the gunman escaped on foot in the direction of the Grand Canal. A large area of Kilcronan was sealed off the morning after the shooting. Clondalkin Garda Station are appealing for anyone with information to contact them at 01-6667600.

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