Second man dies after Dublin restaurant shooting

Police at the scene of the shooting
Image caption,The man had been in a critical condition in hospital for a week and a half after being shot

A man who was shot at a restaurant in the Republic of Ireland on Christmas Eve has died in hospital.

Irish broadcaster RTÉ has named the victim as 48-year-old Jason Hennessy Snr.

He was shot during a gun attack in Browne’s Steakhouse on Main Street in Blanchardstown, Dublin just after 20:00 local time.

Twenty-six-year-old Tristan Sherry, believed to be the gunman, was tackled at the scene and taken to hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Both men are known to police for their involvement in organised crime, according to RTÉ.

Gardaí (Irish police) have now opened a second murder investigation arising from the incident.

Twenty-two-year-old Michael Andrecut, with an address at Sheephill Avenue in Dublin, has been charged with Mr Sherry’s murder.

He appeared at a special sitting of the Criminal Court of Justice on Saturday morning.

Mr Andrecut was remanded into custody and is due to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Tuesday 2 February.

A second man has been charged in connection with the fatal assault, and is due to appear before Blanchardstown District Court on Friday morning.

A third man who was arrested over Mr Sherry’s murder remains in custody at a garda station in west Dublin.

Last week, Ireland’s justice minister condemned the viciousness of the attack which resulted in “unimaginable human suffering this Christmas.”

Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar said he was “shocked” by the attack.

Gardaí have launched a second murder investigation.

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