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Grisly shooting details revealed as gardai hunt duo in murder probe

The getaway car, a stolen vehicle, which was used by the duo
The getaway car, a stolen vehicle, which was used by the duo

A murder investigation has commenced following the death of a man in his 50s who was gunned down earlier this evening in Dublin.

The man, aged in his mid 50s, suffered a number of gunshot wounds to the chest and head this afternoon, at approximately 4.10pm.

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

The victim was standing on Bridgefoot Street when he was approached by a man, whose description is being sought by gardai.

This man was in possession of a firearm and fired a number of shots, fatally wounding the victim.

A firearm was recovered close to the scene by gardai and will be forensically examined.

The gunman is believed to have left the scene in a silver/grey coloured Mercedes Benz CLA, registration number 161-D-26702 (pictured above). 

This car was driven by a second male, also not better described.

The getaway car was previously stolen from the Navan Road area on Thursday, June 23.

This car was discovered, burnt out, at Spitalfields, close to Carman’s Hall, Dublin 8.

It has been preserved for technical examination.

It is also being investigated if the victim was a target for the Kinahan cartel, who have been involved in an ongoing bloody gang war with the Hutch mob which has already claimed seven lives.

An incident room has been established at Kevin Street garda station and a Garda Family Liaison Officer has been appointed in this case.

Superintendent Patrick McMenamin, Kevin Street is appealing for witnesses or anyone with information.

The appeal is particularly for those who may have been in the Bridgefoot Street/Thomas Street/James’ Street area between 4pm and 4.30pm this afternoon, or who may have observed the silver/grey Mercedes Benz CLA between June 23 and this afternoon prior to its arrival in the Bridgefoot Street area and subsequent discovery at Spitalfields, to contact gardai at Kevin Street garda station on 01 6669400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any garda station.