Spanish court shelves Irish murder case

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Pictured: the place where the gangster was shot to death.

SPANISH authorities have provisionally shelved investigations into the murder of Gerard ‘Hatchet’ Kavanagh, an Irishman brutally shot to death at a pub in Elviria last September, after hitting a dead end.
Court sources reported that the judge had decided to shelve the case as probes have failed to point to any suspects at all, regardless of the fact that witnesses and CCTV images captured the two hitmen before they pulled masks on.
Kavanagh, believed to have worked as an enforcer for the fellow Irish Kinaham clan, was shot in broad daylight on September 6, 2014 by two men who later fled the scene and torched the getaway car just minutes afterwards.
Investigators considered the murder was likely to be part of a gangsters’ turf war or a revenge crime but although various possibilities including feuds and disputes with Irish gangsters, Russian mafia and Dutch drugs gangs were investigated the Spanish police have apparently hit a wall of silence.
Although the authorities insist the case will continue if any new information or evidence comes to light, the shelving greatly reduces the chances of the 44-year-old man’s killers being identified.

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