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Witness of Dublin shooting heard "bang, bang" before gardai descended on scene

The scene of Wednesday's shooting in north Dublin
The scene of Wednesday's shooting in north Dublin

A man who witnessed the gun attack in north Dublin today heard "bang, bang" before gardai arrived at the scene.

A witness told RTE Radio One's Liveline that gardai were on the scene within minutes.

"I was on the road and I heard 'bang, bang'," he said.

"Next thing I heard ambulances and guards. Next thing the whole place was covered.

"I didn't see anyone," he continued.

"I just heard 'bang, bang' and people were running everywhere.

"There were guards everywhere. They were on the scene within two minutes."

The victim, known as a high-ranking member of the Hutch faction, was shot multiple times at a service station on the Clonshaugh Road in Dublin at approximately 1.35pm this afternoon.

The attack is believed to be linked to the ongoing Hutch-Kinahan feud.

Emergency services and gardai are currently at the scene.

Gardai have appealed for information regarding a black car spotted leaving the scene.

Gardai have asked for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Ballymun garda station on 01 6664400, the garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.