Three Injured After Wicklow Shooting

Boxing trainer Pete Taylor

Boxing trainer Pete Taylor

A 30-year-old man has died after a shooting at an Irish gym founded by the father of world boxing champion Katie Taylor.

Peter Taylor was reportedly one of two men who was seriously injured after the attack at Bray Boxing Club in Co Wicklow, south of Dublin, at about 6.55am on Tuesday.

The other two men, who have been hospitalised, are aged 35 and 57.

The gym is owned by Bray municipal council and operated by Mr Taylor.

His injuries, and those of the other man, have been described by gardaí as not life-threatening.

The suspect left the scene in a white or silver van, possibly made by Ford-make and it has British number plates.

They are appealing to anyone who witnessed the movements of the van along the route travelled between 7-8am yesterday morning to contact them.

50-year-old, father of three, Bobby Messett was killed in the shooting while boxing coach Pete Taylor and another man were injured.

The club was where Taylor - Ireland's Olympic, European and World champion - began her career, before going on to win gold at London 2012.

A technical examination of the area is being carried out by specialist officers.

The scene is now closed off as gardai continue to investigate.

Local Sinn Fein TD John Brady tweeted: 'Absolutely shocking news coming from Bray Boxing club this morning.

"Another dark day for Bray".

Ireland's health minister Simon Harris also tweeted: 'Shocking news in Bray this morning.

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