Man dies following Dublin shooting

The man was discovered at Sheridan Court in Upper Dorset Street at approximately 9:50am this morning

Man dies following Dublin shooting

Gardaí at the scene of an apparent shooting incident at Sheridan Court, Dorset St Upper, Dublin 1 this morning, 31-05-2017. Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man in his late 30s was found shot dead in Dublin on Wednesday morning.

The discovery was made at Sheridan Court in Upper Dorset Street at approximately 9:50am

Earlier, at approximately 7.30am, a car was found on fire at Clonliffe Avenue in North Dublin.

Emergency services and Gardaí from Mountjoy are at the scene where the man was discovered.

Both scenes are currently being preserved.

Newstalk's Sean Defoe - who is at the scene - said Gardaí are trying to establish whether the shooting is connected to feuding gangs.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, in particular any taxi drivers or motorists who may have had dashboard cameras or other recording devices running between 7am and 10am this morning.

Anyone with information can contact Mountjoy Street Garda Station on 01-666-8600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or any Garda station.

The car which was found on fire is described as a grey Opel Astra with registration number 12 D 16387 (false plates). It had been stolen in the Dublin area in April 2017.

These locals said they are "shocked" by the violence in their neighbourhood:

Mick O'Toole, Crime Correspondent with the Irish Daily Star, was on Dorset Street this morning.

He told The Pat Kenny Show that detectives know the victim.

"He is a man from central Dublin," he said. "At about 7:30 this morning, in what gardaí believe is a connected incident, officers found a burned out car with a handgun and a silencer suppressor attached to it on Clonliffe road."

"That would be about a mile and a half away from the scene.

"Gardaí obviously didn't know about the murder when that happened but they got a call at around 10:10 about this murder - so there is a significant garda presence here."

He warned that while it remains "a very fluid situation" he believes the shooting is "more likely than not" connected to the ongoing feud between the Kinahan and Hutch gangs in Dublin.

"I am aware of one association that this person would have with a member of the Kinahan gang so I think, at this stage, the indications are that this is connected to the feud," he said.

"Gardaí have been concerned, in the last ten days really, that the feud is heating up. We know that there were a number of cars burned out in central Dublin over the weekend.

"They have been very concerned about the feud coming back to the boil again and it appears that it has now."