Michael Staines
Michael Staines

12.25 22 May 2019


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Gardaí say its too early to say for certain if last night's shooting in Dublin was gang-related.

A man - believed to be in his 20s - was found dead beside a car on fire at Walshestown, Balbriggan at 11:20pm.

He was shot a number of times and sustained injuries to his head and chest.

His body has been removed from the scene, and a post-mortem examination is currently being carried out.

These locals were not surprised to hear a man had been shot.

Man found shot dead outside burning car in Dublin

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Gardaí have launched a murder inquiry and are investigating whether the attack is related to one of the ongoing gangland feuds in either Drogheda or Dublin.

Garda crime scene investigators will carry out a forensic examination of the scene.

The road has been sealed off at both ends and diversions are in place.

Gardaí are calling for anyone with any information, or who may have witnessed the shooting, to come forward.

Superintendent Tony Twomey this afternoon appealed for information about the car found at the scene.

He said: "We're particularly interested in anybody that may have seen a black Vauxhall Insignia - an imported Vauxhall Insignia - registration number 181-D-46703.

"If anybody saw that in the area, we'd be interested in talking to them."


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