Weekend murder linked to Dublin gang feud

24-year-old Kane McCormack was found dead in a field in County Meath on Saturday

Weekend murder linked to Dublin gang feud

Garda search teams at a farm at Walterstown on the Kildare-Meath border following the discovery of the body of a 24-year-old man, 03-12-2017. Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

A murder investigation is underway after a 24-year-old man was shot dead at the weekend.

Kane McCormack's body was discovered in a field in County Meath on Saturday morning.

He had been shot three times, including at least once in the head.

The 24-year-old was the son of Noel Kirwan - a friend of Gerry "the Monk Hutch" - who was killed a year ago.

He knew his life was in danger and his death is the 13th to be linked to the ongoing Kinahan Hutch gangland feud.

He was reported missing by his partner on Friday when he failed to return home after telling her he was going to meet someone.

Gardaí are interested in tracing the movements of a black Audi car which was found burnt out just off Junction 5 of the M50 on Friday evening.

Mr McCormack was seen getting into a similar black car in the Aldi car park in Clonee at 5pm.

Anyone who was driving in the Walterstown area on Friday evening or who has any information about the car is asked to contact Gardaí.