A man has died following a shooting in Dublin city centre

Gardaí are renewing their appeal for information on the incident, which took place on Bridgefoot street this afternoon

A man has died following a shooting in Dublin city centre

Bridgefoot Street, Dublin city centre | Image: RollingNews.ie

Updated 23:00

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information on the murder of a 53-year-old man in Dublin city centre at approximately 4:15pm this afternoon.

The victim was standing in the door of a premises on Bridgefoot Street when he was shot a number of times.

The man was taken to St James's Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The area has been sealed off for a technical examination, and another scene is also being examined where a car was discovered burnt out.

Partial road closures are in place:

Bridgefoot Street, Dublin 8 | Image: RollingNews.ie

Gardaí are appealing for information on the vehicle, which they believe was used in the shooting. 

The silver/grey Mercedes Benz CLA, with the registration 161-D-26702, was stolen from the Navan Road area on June 23rd.

Speaking at a press conference this evening Superintendent Patrick McMenamin said there were at least two people involved. It is believed that there was one shooter and one person driving the car.

He said it is too early to speculate on the motive for the attack, and if it was connected to recent gangland feuds.

A hand gun was also recovered at the scene and is currently being examined.

Gardaí are now appealing for anyone with information to contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 01-6669400.