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Monday, March 23, 2009

Man dies in hospital following accidental shooting

A gangland figure who accidentally shot himself in the head on Friday night has died in hospital.

29 year old Philip Collopy accidentally shot himself as he was showing off his Glock semi automatic handgun to people at his house in St. Mary’s Park.

He had brought the Glock pistol to a house party and while joking around with friends erroneously thought there was no bullets in the gun when he pulled the trigger.

He remained on life support following the incident and it’s understood he died around 9pm last night.

Mr. Collopy had numerous previous convictions including assault. He was jailed for two years for feud related violent disorder in 2003.

Gardai say they are treating the death as accidental and are not seeking anybody else in relation to the incident.

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