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

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.

Jamie Tighe Ennis (24) from Timber Mills Apartments in Artane, Dublin 5 was shot dead on October 28th, 2017.

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.

Garda Selena Proudfoot told the court the deceased was identified using fingerprints taken at the morgue in Whitehall. The prints were then uploaded and a match was made, the court heard.

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.