Face of Neil Reilly who died after being “deliberately crushed and stabbed” in the Lucan housing estate
This is the man who was “run over and stabbed” in a housing estate this morning.
Neil Reilly, 36, died after the attack in the Esker Glebe neighborhood of Lucan, Dublin, at 4 a.m.
The shocking incident occurred after shots were fired at a house in Liscarne Gardens, Clondalkin.
Gardai said a number of people in the house at the time escaped injuries.
It is believed that a car chase took place after the shooting and the car Reilly was in was hit by a number of other cars and he was attacked by a gang.
He was beaten and stabbed, suffering from several lacerated wounds, and it was also reported that he was struck by one of the cars involved in the chase.
A source said: “A man who left the scene was pursued, deliberately crushed and stabbed while lying on the ground.”
Emergency services were called to the scene and he was rushed to James Connolly Memorial Hospital.
The victim, well known to detectives, was later declared dead.
A Mazda car, with damaged front bumper and passenger side fender, was found at the Glebe scene.
Superintendent Dermot Mann said: “After the accident there was a serious altercation on the street involving five to six people or maybe more.”
Mr. Reilly lived in the St Finian district of Lucan.
A number of vehicles were seized for technical examination while the road where Mr. Reilly was attacked was cordoned off for several hours.
The crime scene is a short distance from Gaelscoil Esker Riada and the concerned parents spoke to local officials as they ran the school.
Fine Gael advisor William Lavelle said: “They are all very upset and shocked.
“This incident took place several hundred yards from where we committed this horrific murder about a month ago.
“This is the second incident in as many months. Obviously people are shocked that someone lost their life and they are angry that Lucan’s good name is dragged down. “
Mark Desmond was shot dead in Griffeen Valley Park in Lucan in early December.
Gardai called on anyone who was in the Liscairne Gardens area around 4 a.m. or who witnessed the shooting to come forward.
They also appealed to anyone who saw the car chase between Ronanstown and the Glebe district or who could see the attack, the car hit or the people leaving the scene.