Irish boxing gym 'heartbroken' by fatal shooting

Police close to the scene in Bray Co Wicklow

Sky Sports reported Tuesday morning that the attacker entered the gym, fired numerous shots and fled in a silver Volkswagen.

Gardai said the attack came "out of the blue" and located a suspected getaway van at Pigeon House Road in Dublin.

Katie Taylor, 31, won gold at the 2012 Olympics before turning professional, having been trained by her father Pete.

Boxing trainer Mr Taylor, 57, and the other injured man, aged 35, were taken to hospital although their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A forensic examination of the scene is being carried out by Gardaí (Irish police).

It is understood Mr Taylor was shot in the arm. Irish police reported that there were roughly 15 or 20 people using the gym at the time of the attack.

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Gardaí can confirm that a 30-year-old man has died following a shooting incident.

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Bray Boxing Club was set up a number of years ago by Pete Taylor and underwent a $350,000 upgrade in 2014 to make it one of the premier boxing clubs in Ireland.

Lines of gardai searched the harbour at Bray as they launched a manhunt for the killer.

After viewing CCTV in the area, Gardaí have appealed for information on a silver coloured Volkswagen Caddy with Northern Irish plates which is believed to be the getaway auto.

"I have no doubt that the Gardai are doing all they can to apprehend those responsible", he said.

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