Inquest told Garda investigation of 11-years old Sligo murder is still ‘live’

An inquest in Sligo has heard that a 39-year old man who was shot dead in the town more than 11 years ago died of multiple bullet wounds from various directions.

The Garda investigation, into the death of David Lynch, is still live, the inquest was told.

The inquest into the death in 2008 of David Lynch, from Collery Drive in Cranmore, was opened in Sligo Courthouse, so as to bring in a formal verdict as to the cause of death.

This is necessary to enable a death certificate be issued.

The inquest was then adjourned pending the ongoing Garda investigation of the 11-year old case.

A post mortem on the body of David Lynch was carried out by Dr Declan Gilsenan on January 5th 2008.

He determined the cause of death was shock and haemorrhage due to bullet wounds to both lungs and to the heart.

The inquest heard the late Mr Lynch had sustained multiple bullet wounds from various directions, resulting in non-survivable injury.

Garda Detective Inspector Ray Mulderrig told the inquest the shooting occurred on January 5th 2008 about 12:08am.

He outlined details of the garda investigation, which included the taking of about 600 statements.

However, no clear suspect had emerged to date but Detective Inspector Mulderrig said this continues to be a live investigation.