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Boxing trainer Pete Taylor among three men shot in Bray Boxing Gym

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11:50 5 Jun 2018


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A man has been shot and killed at a boxing gym in Bray. The 30-year-old died from his injuries after he was shot at the Bray Boxing club shortly before 7am on Tuesday.

Two other men were seriously hurt in the shooting, the father of Irish Olympic gold medallist Katie Taylor is among them.

Gardaí say the attack happened at around 6:55am this morning. A lone guman is believed to entered the gym and opened fire.

Gardaí have examined CCTV in the area and are appealing for information on a silver coloured Volkswagen Caddy with Northern Irish plates - which investigators believe the suspect used to flee the scene.

The body of the dead man is still at the scene, his name has yet to be released to the media.  The Irish times report that the man, in his 30s was shot in the head, Taylor is believed to have been hit in the arm, and the bullet deflected into his chest, while the other man was hit in the leg.

Pete Taylor’s was in his daughter’s corner in London in 2012 as she took home the gold. The pair split in the run up to the Rio Olympics, in which she was suffered a shock loss in the quarter-finals.

Taylor spent 10 years under her dad’s tutelage and trained at the gym where the shooting occurred twice a day, six days a week.

The Wicklow woman turned professional in 2016 and is signed to a deal with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.

 


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