Tragic Events Unfold as Suspected Gunman Shot and Stabbed in Dublin Restaurant –
In a shocking incident at Browne’s Steakhouse in Blanchardstown, west Dublin, on Christmas Eve, Tristan Sherry, the suspected gunman, is believed to have shot Jason Hennessy Snr in the neck, critically injuring him.
However, during the ensuing melee, Sherry was overpowered and brutally stabbed to death. The tragedy has prompted Sherry’s family to initiate a GoFundMe page to cover the funeral costs.
Family Seeks Support Amidst Tragedy:
Marey Hand, believed to be Sherry’s mother, has set up the fundraising page with a goal of €7,000 (approximately £6,077) to alleviate the financial burden of funeral expenses.
The GoFundMe page, initiated today, has garnered 27 donations, with €550 contributed by family, friends, and well-wishers, some providing donations as high as €100.
In a heartfelt message on the fundraising page, Ms. Hand expressed the family’s devastation, stating, ‘Hi, my name is Marey Hand, and my son was murdered on Christmas Eve, his name was Tristan Sherry.’
She outlined their aim to raise funds during this difficult time, emphasizing Sherry’s love for motorcycles and describing him as an amazing son, brother, father, and friend.
Details of the Violent Incident and Motive:
The assailant, suspected to be Sherry, entered the restaurant packed with patrons, including young families. Videos circulating on social media depict the aftermath, showing a young child being escorted out by parents.
Sherry had reportedly targeted a father and son having dinner, leading to the violent confrontation.
The motive behind the shooting is believed to be an ongoing feud between drug gangs in Corduff, Blanchardstown, and Finglas in north Dublin, escalating tensions since 2019.
Gardaí express concerns about potential reprisals and have authorized additional armed and uniformed patrols in affected areas.
Condolences and Investigation:
Videos of the incident’s aftermath, including graphic scenes, have surfaced on social media. Gardaí have appealed to the public to refrain from sharing these videos and urged providing information to aid the investigation.
Justice Minister Helen McEntee condemned the attack, linking it to a violent feud in west Dublin. She expressed profound sympathy for the victims, emphasizing the senseless violence that occurred during a time when families gather.
This marks the second gangland murder of the year in Dublin, following the killing of Brandon Ledwidge last month. Authorities, however, do not believe the two incidents are connected and caution against misinformation circulating on social media.
Gardaí are actively investigating the incident, urging anyone with information or video footage to come forward.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn