A YOUNG dad was blasted to death in broad daylight as he pushed his five-month-old baby in a pram in Dublin.
Jordan Davis, 24, was gunned down outside a primary school yesterday just minutes after he posted a tribute to his best pal Sean Little, who was murdered the night before.
Drug dealer Davis was hit four times — including twice in the head — as he strolled with his partner and their tot just before 4pm.
He was whacked as they walked down a laneway adjacent to Our Lady Immaculate National School in Darndale, Dublin.
His horrified partner picked the baby up and ran for her life towards the nearby resource centre, while the brazen hitman legged it on foot.
Davis — nicknamed Jordo — was left lying in a pool of blood and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Half an hour earlier, he had posted a message on social media and a snap with Little after his mate’s murder on Tuesday night.
The young associate of Kinahan henchman Mr Flashy was killed and had his body dumped beside a burning car in Balbriggan, Dublin, just off the M1.
Davis wrote: “Rest in paradise you wer a gent.”
Gardai have launched a major murder investigation and are probing whether the shocking shooting is linked to 22-year-old Little’s murder.
And the Irish Sun can reveal cops believe Davis may have been whacked over a €70,000 drug debt to a Coolock-based gang or other cash they failed to pay up.
A house had been raided on a number of occasions by members of the specialist Garda Emergency Response Unit because of his role in the drugs trade.
A source said: “Davis was well-known in the Coolock area as someone who was involved in the heroin trade.
“He had connections to criminal gangs in north Dublin and a house had been raided on numerous occasions because of his links to criminality.
“Locals are also saying that he may have kept cash to himself from drug deals and that’s why he was targeted.
“There is a theory that he owed money for a drug deal and when he didn’t pay up he was targeted.
“He probably thought he would be protected because he was supported by Little but once he failed to pay cash his fate was sealed.”
‘IT’S JUST TERRIBLE’
Another source said: “Davis was trying to make a name for himself in the drugs trade and that’s why he was dealing with people connected to Lynch.
“He seemed to owe a lot of money to different people and young men have been targeted for a lot less in the past.”
The source added: “He was a big drug dealer in the area and was fighting with loads of people.”
Davis was also pals with Jamie Tighe Ennis, 24, who was gunned down in front of his friends in Coolock in October 2017.
Locals last night told of their shock at the killing.
One told us: “It’s just terrible. This area is always in the headline for all the wrong reasons.
“There is a lot of shock around here because a young man has been shot dead in broad daylight.
“He saw himself as a bit of a gangster but he didn’t need to suffer a death like that.”
A pal of the murdered man also took to social media to express disgust at the shooting.
They said: “Animals — make you sick.” Another friend wrote online: “F*****g ruthless”.
Police are now on high alert over fears of a revenge attack from pals of the young men.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan last night “utterly condemned” the “violent loss of life” following the two slayings and a late night attack on Tuesday night, in Mulhuddart, Dublin, where shots were fired at a car as part of the Corduff feud.
He raged: “I am extremely concerned about the three shooting incidents that took place in Balbriggan, Mulhuddart and Darndale in the past 24 hours.
“An Garda Siochana are now conducting full enquiries into the circumstances surrounding these incidents and I would appeal to anyone who has information which could help to please come forward to them as soon as possible.
“Any information, no matter how small, could play a vital part in bringing the perpetrators of these acts to justice.”
In a statement last night, police said they are appealing for witnesses to Davis’ shooting.
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It read: “An incident room has been established at Coolock Garda Station.
“We are appealing for anyone who was in the area shortly before 4pm to contact Gardaí in Coolock Garda Station on 01 666 4200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.”
Gardai from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau yesterday arrested two men in Ballyfermot, Dublin in a separate development after discovering a sub machine gun.