The associates of gangster Mr. Flashy may have armed themselves out of fear of being attacked by a rival gang before being involved in a horrific motorcycle accident.
The two men on the bike when it crashed in Finglas, Dublin on Saturday night were seriously injured.
A handgun was also recovered from the crash site.
One theory I kept examining is that the men had the gun because they feared being targeted by criminal enemies in West Dublin. A car was found set on fire a short distance from the crash site, but they have not yet determined whether she was involved in the collision.
The two young men are associates of Finglas thug Mr. Flashy, whose gang has been embroiled in a series of feuds over the past few years.
A source said: “It may well be that they are carrying a gun with them to protect themselves from another gang in the West Dublin area.” One of the young men is a close associate of David “Fred” Lynch, shot dead in 2009 by mad hitman Robbie Lawlor, himself killed in Belfast in April 2020.
The youngster was injured in a shootout last year but survived.
Flashy’s diminishing power left him and his mob vulnerable.
In March, the drug dealer was forced to pay an estimated sum of around € 10,000 to deceased associates of Shane Fowler after his gang was embroiled in a feud with them.
He also now relies on young teens to push his product and do his dirty work as his main men are behind bars.
Mohammed Smew was caged with Kinahan’s infantryman Mark Capper for their roles in the cartel plot to hit Patsy, the brother of Gerry “The Monk” Hutch in 2018.
Glen Thompson, another close friend of Flashy, is also in jail for Hutch’s foiled shot.
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