Brother of Dublin crime boss killed in growing gangland feud

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish police say a four-man gang has shot to death the brother of a Dublin crime kingpin as a feud between rival drug trafficking gangs deepens.

Monday night’s killing of 59-year-old Eddie Hutch, Sr. in his home is billed by police and politicians as likely retaliation for last week’s gun attack on a boxing pre-match event that left one man dead and two wounded. The feud pits gunmen loyal to Gerry “The Monk” Hutch against henchmen of the Spain-based drug cartel of Christy Kinahan.

Police say Eddie Hutch was shot several times in the hallway of his home and his attackers escaped in a vehicle that they later abandoned, but failed to burn, about a mile (2 kilometers) away. Police found a fuel can and balaclava masks inside.