Gunmen fire on boxing weigh-in

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  • Police say two other men were injured
  • The scene has been sealed off, and a technical examination will take place

In a statement, police said authorities were investigating a shooting that occurred at about 2:30 p.m. “at the Regency Hotel, Swords Road, Dublin 9.” Authorities said they believe shots were fired inside and outside the weigh-in room, but investigations are continuing.

The BBC showed video, taken by a spectator, of a boxer and others scrambling for safety.

Organizers of Saturday’s “Clash of the Clans” at the National Stadium subsequently canceled the boxing event.

The shooting was not an act of terrorism, a police representative told CNN. Investigators are looking into whether it is gang-related.

When emergency workers arrived, they found three injured men. One of the men, described as being in his 30s, was pronounced dead.

Two of the attackers wore helmets and SWAT-style uniforms, police said. They had automatic weapons.

Two others had handguns. One was disguised as a woman with an auburn wig. The second was described as stocky and wearing a beige cap.

The scene was sealed off, and a technical examination of the area was expected to take place. The hotel is popular with tourists.

A burned van was found later.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area or may have information to contact them.

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