Gardai investigating a fatal shooting incident in Dublin earlier today

One man was killed during the attack at the Regency Hotel

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The scene outside the Regency Hotel in north Dublin | Image via @HelenVaughan24 on Twitter

Updated: 21.00

Gardaí investigating a fatal shooting incident at the Regency Hotel, Swords Road, Dublin 9 are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

The incident occurred at about 2.20pm on Friday 5th February 2016. Emergency services responding to reports of a shooting discovered three men injured at the scene. One of these men, aged in his 30s, was subsequently pronounces dead.

Two other men were removed to The Mater and Beaumont hospitals with gunshot wounds.

The scene is sealed off and a technical examination of the area is taking place. A full investigation team is in place involving local and national Garda Units. The office of the State Pathologist has been informed and a post mortem examination of the dead man is expected to take place tomorrow.

Gardaí believe that at least four people were involved in the incident. Two were described at wearing police style uniforms similar to a SWAT team uniform, including metal helmets. The men were armed with automatic weapons.

Two others were carrying hand guns. One was a man disguised as a woman and wearing an auburn wig and the other was stocky and wearing a beige cap.

A short time after the incident a van was found burnt out at the Charlemont Estate in Marino.

Footage has emerged of the attack, which appears to begin as the weigh-in ends.

 

The Taoiseach has said he hopes those responsible are brought to justice.

 

"One was shot dead, the other is very seriously injured, I can't confirm whether he will be able to be kept alive or not," Mr Kenny said.

"I spoke to the Minister of Justice, she had just spoken to the Garda Commissioner. There is a full scale murder hunt going on here, a full scale murder investigation and we hope that the gardaí with, evidence from those who were in the weigh-in section, will be able to bring those to justice," he added.

The scene is sealed off and a technical examination of the area is expected to take place.

Chief Superintendent tonight said, "We know that there were a considerable number of people present in the Regency Hotel and we are appealing to them to provide any information they may have in relation to the shooting. We are also appealing to anyone who was in the area of the Regency Hotel between 2.00 and 2.45 pm, or anyone who was in the Charlemont Estate at that time is asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 666 4400 or the Garda Confidential line 1800 666 111".