Michael Tormey Bio/Wiki
In the early hours of this morning, a father of two named Michael Tormey was shot and killed outside his home.
Before 5 a.m., a gunman fired up to four rounds at Michael Tormey in his driveway in the Thomond Road neighborhood of Ballyfermot, Co Dublin.
He was 49 years old.
A huge murder investigation is currently ongoing, and gardai are trying to figure out what happened.
Neighbors were shocked to learn of the murder when they awoke this morning.
Michael kept to himself and was quiet yet kind, according to one who lived close down the road.
Others frequently observed him out and about with his children and on his way to and from school.
The victim in this case has been named locally as Michael Tormey. https://t.co/pehb4OHWTs
— Paul Healy (@Healyhack) January 9, 2022
According to IrishMirror, A neighbor said, “He was a quiet fella but he always said hi when he was out and about.”
“He seemed to be just a good family man.”
Ballyfermot Gun Attack Victim
Within minutes of the occurrence, emergency personnel arrived on the site, but they were unable to save Michael, who was pronounced dead at the spot.
Following an inspection by the Garda Technical Bureau this morning, the location was cordoned off.
On Sunday morning, Michael’s body was removed from the scene shortly after 11.30 a.m., and a post-mortem will be performed.
As gardai try to piece together what transpired, they conducted door-to-door inquiries.
This is Michael Tormey who was shot dead in Ballyfermot this morning. A close friend of his told me the entire community is in “complete shock”. He described Mr Tormey as a “gentleman who just lived for his family”. pic.twitter.com/32WcX98fWv
— Stephen Breen (@SteBreen) January 9, 2022
The incident, according to local Sinn Fein Cllr Daithi Doolan, head of the Dublin South Central Joint Policing Committee, was a “violent attack against the entire community.”
He added, “Those involved much be apprehended and face the full rigours of the law. Tackling gun crime must now be a priority for this government.
“I would encourage anyone with information to please come forward and the contact the gardai.”
“Both the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, must act immediately and ensure extra resources are given to this community.”
“Ballyfermot has suffered to much violent crime. It is now time for this Government to prioritise policing in Ballyfermot.”
Contact If Anyone Knows Anything
Gardai are still looking for witnesses.
According to a spokesman, “Gardai are appealing for anyone with information in relation to this incident to come forward.
“Anyone with any information in relation to this matter should contact Ballyfermot Garda Station on 01 666 7200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.”