Fingerprints used to identify gunshot victim, inquest hears
Jamie Tighe Ennis shot dead in a housing estate in Coolock last October
Gardai at the scene in Moatview Avenue in Coolock where Jamie Tighe Ennis was shot dead. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire
A murder victim had to be identified using fingerprints after he was shot in the head, an inquest heard.
He was killed in a housing estate on Moatview Avenue in Coolock at about 2.25am.
The gunman fled the scene in a stolen Audi A3, which was later found burnt out about 10km away in Finglas.
At Dublin Coroner’s Court, Inspector Oliver Woods said gardaí are continuing to investigate the shooting.
He applied for an adjournment of six months to allow for continued inquiries to be made.
A postmortem examination carried out by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster gave the cause of death as gunshot wounds to the head.
Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane adjourned the inquest for further mention on August 18th to allow further time for the Garda investigation.