Gardai were last night quizzing two associates of the chief suspect in a gangland murder.
They were arrested in connection with the killing of Thomas McCarthy in Dublin in July.
He was shot up to eight times by a masked gunman after answering the door of his mother’s home in Croftwood Park, Ballyfermot, West Dublin.
It is believed the 55-year-old grandfather was targeted after being dragged into a personal dispute.
The suspects, aged in their 30s and mid-20s, are currently being questioned at Lucan and Clondalkin Garda stations about their knowledge of the shooting.
The Irish Mirror understands that the chief suspect for the brutal murder is still at large.
He is believed to be a violent, cocaine-fuelled criminal known to officers.
Detectives have been hunting him for more than two months but it is understood he vanished from his usual address in the same neighbourhood as the murder.
It’s believed he violently assaulted someone known to the victim.
Mr McCarthy was not involved in crime and had been living in the UK where he raised his family.
He had only returned to visit his relatives days before he was shot dead.
Three separate getaway cars were used in the murder.
The gunman drove himself to the attack and sped away in a blue Ford Fiesta which he abandoned just minutes later at Le Fanu Drive in Ballyfermot.
He torched the car and jumped into a silver Skoda Octavia which had been left there.
The gunman drove the Skoda another short distance to the nearby Monksfield area in Clondalkin, where it was also abandoned and set on fire, before calmly escaping on foot.
He was then driven away by an accomplice in a black Toyota Avensis with registration number 10-D-123251.
The car was later discovered burnt out on Peamount Road, Newcastle.
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A Garda spokesman said: “We are continuing to appeal to any person with information on this fatal shooting incident to make contact with Ballyfermot Garda station, the Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any station.”
Source: Dublin News