Trevor O'Neill was shot dead in Costa de la Calma in August 2016. He was the innocent victim of an Irish gangland killing and had been mistaken for the real target, Jonathan Hutch of the Hutch gang.
Irish police are investigating if the gunman was Glen Clarke, who was found unconscious in a stolen car with fake licence plates in Leixlip (County Kildare) at the end of 2016. He had been shot in the right eye and died the following day in hospital.
Mr. O'Neill was shot in the back four times while he was on holiday with his family. The security camera of a supermarket by which the shooting occurred captured images of the hitman running away. The Gardaí in Ireland are linking Clarke to the shooting, having checked that Clarke was in Majorca at the time, and are also looking into other gangland-related murders. The Gardaí believe that Clarke carried these out on behalf of the Kinahan gang, rivals to the Hutch in controlling Ireland's drugs market.
Martin O'Rourke was shot several times in the head in Dublin in March 2016. He was also murdered by mistake. Clarke has been identified as having been responsible for the killing of Noel "Kingsize" Duggan, a close friend of the leader of the Hutch gang, Gerry Hutch. The Gardaí are trying to establish if Clarke was shot by someone from the Kinahan gang because he had wrongly killed two people. Clarke's family maintains that he was not a Kinahan hitman.
Gerry Hutch, it is understood, is planning to move to the United States in order to get away from the Kinahans. He apparently has a sizeable property portfolio in the States. He himself was attacked in a bar in Lanzarote in 2015 but escaped unharmed. Two weeks ago, the Gardaí frustrated the attempted murder of Patsy Hutch, Gerry's older brother. It was the third time that an attempt had been made to kill him.
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