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Man shot dead in isolated Tallaght laneway named locally as two arrested in connection with shooting

Neil Fitzgerald, the victim of the shooting (Picture: Herald/Independent)
Neil Fitzgerald, the victim of the shooting (Picture: Herald/Independent)
Gardai at the scene in Crooksling on Sunday morning
Gardai at the scene in Crooksling on Sunday morning

A man killed in a brutal shooting in a remote Tallaght laneway has been named locally.

A man who was shot several times in a country laneway near Tallaght has been named locally as Neil Fitzgerald.

The 35-year-old, with an address at Dufferin Avenue, off Dublin's South Circular Road, was shot in the head and chest after being lured into Hills Lane at Crooksling, off the N81 between Tallaght and Blessington.

It is understood that Fitzgerald was shot six times in the shocking attack.

Gardai had previously confirmed that they believed 'a number of gunshots were discharged' in the location the body was found, between 9pm Saturday night and 9am Sunday morning.

Dr Michael Curtis and a full Garda Technical Bureau team have attended the scene, which is currently undergoing a full technical examination.

The Post Mortem is expected to take place this morning.

The grim discovery was made by a passerby yesterday morning, who initially believed that the man was the victim of a road traffic accident.

Gardai are appealing for anyone who was in the Hills Lane or Crooksling areas, or who may have noticed anything unusual Saturday night or early Sunday morning, to contact them at Tallaght garda station on 01 666 6000.

Herald/Independent