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Man gunned down in gangland-style attack named locally

The scene at Bridgefoot Street this evening
The scene at Bridgefoot Street this evening

The victim of this evening's shooting in Dublin's south-inner city has been named as David Douglas.

Convicted drug dealer Douglas (54) was shot this afternoon in Dublin 8.

The shooting occurred on Bridgefoot Street in the south-inner city, near to the entrance to the Shoestown shop.

It is understood that Douglas was at the entrance to the shop, which is owned by his wife Yumei, when he was approached by a lone male gunman and shot in the head and chest.

The shooting took place at around 4.10pm this evening.

Douglas suffered serious head and chest injuries in the brutal attack, after which he was rushed to hospital.

He was brought to St James' Hospital but died sometime this evening due to the injuries caused by the gangland-style hit.

Gardai are seeking a description of the man who approached Douglas as he was standing on Bridgefoot Street.

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.

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.

The scene has been sealed off for technical examination.

Two men are being hunted by gardai in connection with the murder.

Gardai are investigating if Douglas was a target for the Kinahan cartel, who have been involved in a  ongoing bloody gang war with the Hutch mob which has already claimed seven lives.