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Arrest over gangland murder of man in Dublin restaurant

A man has been arrested in connection with the gangland murder of a 26 year old man in a restaurant in Dublin on Christmas Eve.

Tristan Sherry died after he was assaulted and stabbed during a gun attack at Browne’s Steakhouse in Blanchardstown.

Tristan Sherry died after he was assaulted during the gun attack

The suspect was arrested by detectives from Blanchardstown last night.

He is being detained under section four of the Criminal Justice Act and can be questioned for up to 24 hours.

A second man who was shot and seriously injured during the attack is still in a critical condition in Connolly hospital.

The attack took place just after 8pm on Christmas Eve when a gunman ran into Browne’s Steakhouse on Main Street in Blanchardstown as customers, including families with children, were eating out.

A father and son who were also in the restaurant were his targets.

He fired several shots as customers screamed and ran and frightened parents rushed out carrying young children from the scene.

The man in his forties who was shot and seriously injured was driven to Connolly hospital by a relative and remains there in a critical condition.

The gunman Tristan Sherry was tackled at the scene, disarmed, stabbed several times and fatally injured.

He was treated by paramedics and also taken to Connolly Hospital but pronounced dead there a short time later.

Detectives are treating the gun attack as gang related and believe it is linked to an ongoing drugs and gun related feud.

Both victims are known to gardaí for their involvement in serious and organised crime.

Garda patrols of both uniformed and armed units have been stepped up in west Dublin in response to the attack and to prevent further violence and retaliatory attacks

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