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Gardai need assistance to trace Michael's killers

Khalid Umar Malik
11 Jan 2022, 04:02 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - Gardai probing a man's murder in Dublin believe he was targeted and lured to death.

In his late forties, Michael Tormey was fatally shot in the front lawn of his Ballyfermot house.

Garda had no record of the father of two being involved in any criminal activity.

The detectives have reissued the plea for witnesses or anyone with information.

Mr. Tormey, who married in 2019, was a hardworking family guy who had worked a variety of occupations in Ballyfermot, including salesperson and doorman.

He went out to a pub on Saturday night and then to a house party before returning home.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, his killer or killers arrived at his home on Thomond Road.

Mr. Tormey proceeded out to the front of the house, where he is thought to have exchanged words before being shot with a handgun.

Gardai say they are maintaining an open mind about any motivation for the death and are investigating all lines of inquiry, including the possibility that Mr. Tormey was involved in asking some individuals to leave the party earlier due to a quarrel.

They've been speaking to neighbors and obtaining CCTV footage in the area, and they've asked anyone with information to contact them at Ballyfermot Garda Station.

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