Boxing match weigh-in turns ugly as gunmen open fire on drug dealer

11 February 2016 / 8 months 2 weeks ago

The Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, was the scene of a horrific shooting that could've been pulled straight out of a gangster film.

It all went down in the hotel lobby, which was serving as a weigh-in station for an upcoming boxing match at the time.

Shortly after the shooting began, witnesses reported that a total of six gunmen walked into the lobby and opened fire.

Several of the gunmen were dressed as SWAT officers, and others were disguised as women, reports Viral Nova.

Rather than firing wildly into the crowd, however, the men went after a specific target -- drug dealer David Byrne.

The gunmen fled after killing Byrne and wounding two of his associates.

Later that weekend, police learned that the shooting was the result of a dispute between the dealer and the Continuity Irish Republican Army.

While police are still looking for suspects, a video that was taken during the shooting recently surfaced.

The video of the incident can be seen on YouTube (warning: graphic content and language).

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