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Man shot in the head outside Dublin pub passes away

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Blackhorse Inn
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Man shot in the head outside Dublin pub passes away
Man shot in the head outside Dublin pub passes away

The man who was shot in the head outside a Dublin pub this evening has passed away.

His body remains at scene and will be removed to the city morgue later tonight and a post mortem is due to take place in the morning.

The man, who was known to gardai had been recently released after serving a sentence for drug possession. 

Reports indicate that the man, aged in his 30s, was going to a Chinese restaurant above Cumiskey’s pub on Blackhorse Avenue when he was shot. 

A short time later a car was found burnt out on Blackhorse Avenue, not far from the scene.

The burnt out car was located in a laneway off Regal Park on Blackhorse Avenue, and gardai wish to appeal for witnesses who may have seen anything unusual in the area at the time of the shooting, to contact them at Cabra Garda Station on 01 6667400, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station. 

The scene is currently preserved pending a Garda Technical Investigation.

Gardai in Cabra are appealing for any witnesses who may have been in the vicinity of the pub between 5.30p.m. and 6 p.m. or anyone who can assist them in relation to the burnt out car on Blackhorse Avenue to contact them on 01 6667400, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 pr any Garda station.