According to local media three armed men opened fire at a boxing event at a hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
One person has been reported dead at the scene, and another two are currently being treated in a nearby Dublin hospital for possible gunshot wounds. Witnesses say that the three men were wearing “police-style” uniforms when they burst into the event and started firing.
AK47-toting gunmen leave one dead, two injured at Dublin hotel
According to eyewitness accounts the assailants were armed with what appeared to be AK47s, and dozens of people ran for their lives after the gunmen entered the Regency Hotel on Drumcondra Road, Dublin.
The venue has been hosting weigh-ins for the “Clash of the Clans” show, originally scheduled for Saturday. There has been no word as to whether the show will be cancelled as a result of the shooting.
Emergency services have attended the scene to treat the injured.
Boxers from Spanish gym in attendance before weekend event
At the time of the shooting boxers from Spain’s MGM gym were weighing in for the competition. Dozens of attendees scattered as shots were fired.
Police found three injured men in their 30s when they arrived at the Dublin hotel. One man died at the scene and two others were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
So far the identity of the victims has not been confirmed and it is unclear whether they were boxers. The “Clash of the Clans” event was set to see Jamie Kavanagh fight Joao Bento for the vacant WBO European Lightweight Title.
According to Irish-boxing.com, the The Rumble at the Roadstone event scheduled for Friday night has been cancelled. Box Nation, the pay-per-view channel that was set to broadcast Saturday’s fight, has said that it has now been cancelled.
Police have sealed off the hotel pending a forensic investigation into the shooting. According to Enda Brady of Sky News, the shooting could be related to an ongoing feud between different gangs, with several members believed to have been present at the weigh-in.
Investigations are ongoing into the tragic shooting in Dublin.