Gardaí appeal for information following fatal shooting in Dublin city centre

A man, named locally as David Douglas, was shot outside a shop on Bridgefoot Street yesterday

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Bridgefoot Street, Dublin 8 | Image: RollingNews.ie

A man murdered in broad daylight in Dublin city centre yesterday afternoon has been named locally as David Douglas.

Mr Douglas, who was in his 50s, was fatally wounded in the shooting outside a shop on Bridgefoot Street at around 4.10pm.

He was taken to St James’ Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Local Fianna Fáil Senator Catherine Ardagh says the community is in shock following the shooting.

"The most frightening thing about this shooting is that it happened in broad daylight," she said. "It's so shocking and quite unbelievable."

The gunman is believed to have been driven from the scene by another man in a stolen silver/grey Mercedes Benz with the registration 161-D-26702.

Gardaí recovered a gun close to the scene of the crime, while the car was found burned-out nearby.

Superintendent Patrick McMeniman is leading the investigation.

"The vehicle was stolen on the 23rd of June in the Navan Road area," he said. "We would again appeal to persons that may have seen that car, or who has information as to where that car was in the last week."

He also appealed for anybody who may have been in the area around the time of the shooting yesterday to contact them.

Any witnesses or anybody with information can contact gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station on 01-666-9400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or any Garda station.