Andrew ‘Andy’ Allen – known as Chubby – was hit several times when terrorists from the group Republican Action Against Drugs struck at his home in Links View in Buncrana.
The gunmen struck at 9.2opm last night and were merciless in their assault.
They opened up through a front window, fatally wounding Mr Allen who was from the nationalist Top of the Hill area of Derry’s Waterside. At least three gunmen were involved and Andy Allen, 25, died at the scene an hour later.
Reliable sources say that Mr Allen, in his 40s, had been ordered out of Derry in the past few weeks.
It’s understood dissident republicans were furious after a teenage relative of one of them was sold drugs by Allen who is said to have specialised in cocaine deals at nightlclubs.
There are unsubstantiated claims that Mr Allen had started selling cocaine in Buncrana in recent weeks.
RAAD – the dissident group – had warned that the Border “will not protect dealers from execution.”
They had already tried to murder a man in Muff last year. The getaway car used in the shooting was found burned out in Fahan.
Responding to the news of a serious shooting incident outside Buncrana tonight, Sinn Féin Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said “The community in Buncrana is shocked and horrified that a man has been shot in our town tonight.
“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this extremely difficult time.”
Deputy Mac Lochlainn also appealed to anyone with any information to come forward: “Anyone who was in the Lisfannon area tonight and may have any information – no matter how small it may seem – should come forward and contact the Gardaí immediately.”
He told donegaldaily.com: “What happened was just horrendous. There is no other way to describe this.”
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