THE gangland murder of Michael Devoy is believed to have been a revenge attack for a near fatal shooting outside a Dublin pub late last year.
The shooting occurred outside Hanlon's pub in the north of Dublin city.
The target of the shooting was a drug dealer who sustained a number of injuries in the assassination bid but survived.
Three innocent women who happened to be standing in the area were also injured in the incident.
Michael Devoy (42), originally from Balbutcher Lane, Ballymun, was wearing a bulletproof vest when he was shot in the head on Saturday night.
Less than a week before his murder, an explosive device was placed under his car.
The eighth murder investigation of the year was under way today following Devoy's murder.