Government accused of not doing enough to tackle gun crime following Friday's shooting

David Douglas was shot dead in Dublin 8 on Friday

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The government's been accused of not doing enough to tackle gun crime in Dublin after the latest fatal shooting.

David Douglas was attacked by a gunman in broad daylight outside a shop on Bridgefoot Street yesterday.

Gardai recovered a gun near the scene and a silver/grey Mercedes Benz was found burnt-out nearby.

Local Fianna Fail Senator Catherine Ardagh says the government now needs to act and introduce mandatory sentences for gun possession:

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.