Gardaí Investigate Gangland Killing In Kildare

Blakestown Murder

A man in his 40’s has been shot dead in Leixlip in Co Kildare in a gangland style attack. The shooting happened shortly after 9 o’clock last night. He has been named locally as Clive Staunton.

At around a quarter past 9 last night Clive Staunton was walking to his house on Glen Easton way in Leixlip when he was shot and seriously injured.  He was treated at the scene but later pronounced dead.

Mr Staunton is believed to have connections to the Hutch family.  His death marks another chapter in the Hutch Kinihan feud that has claimed almost 20 lives.

Gardai are now searching for a white-coloured car that was seen speeding from the scene a short time later.

The state Pathologist has been notified and the scene remains sealed off this morning.  It will be forensically examined by Garda Crime Scene Investigators later this morning.

Gardai are now looking for anyone who was in the Glen Easton Estate between 8.30pm and 9.30pm last night to contact them