An Irish tourist shot dead while on a family holiday in Majorca was killed in a case of mistaken identity in a suspected gangland attack. The victim, named as father of three Trevor O'Neill, was murdered outside an empty supermarket at the Costa de la Calma resort, about 15 miles from the capital Palma on Wednesday night. The victim, who is in his 30s and described as a “real family man”, was killed by hooded assailants who fled the scene after opening fire. Security sources say there is no doubt that it was a case of mistaken identity linked to an ongoing gangland feud between the Kinahan and Hutch families in Dublin.
I heard three shots, but there were apparently four, and then saw a man with a blue hoodie pulled tight over his face run by.
Bar owner described the attack
Tensions between the Hutch and Kinahan cartels escalated after an audacious murder during a boxing weigh-in at the Regency Hotel in Dublin in February. A five-man gang, three of them dressed as members of a police SWAT team, burst into the hotel and opened fire with AK-47 assault rifles - killing one man and injuring others. Gerry Hutch, who is known as The Monk, is suspected of masterminding the two biggest armed robberies in the history of the Irish state. Christie Kinahan, now based on the Costa del Sol, has drug and gun convictions in Ireland, Belgium and The Netherlands. The latest murder brings the number of victims in their feud to 10.
This was mistaken identity, he was only over on a holiday with his three children. This is the result of this feud. This is what happens, innocent people get killed.
Member of victim’s family