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video viral Gardaí appeal to people not to share 'sensitive' images of Ballymun gun attack


Gardai at the scene on Belclare Drive, Ballymun Dublin this morning.

Gardai at the scene on Belclare Drive, Ballymun Dublin this morning.

Gardai at the scene on Belclare Drive, Ballymun Dublin this morning.

Gardaí have appealed to people not to share video footage and images online in the aftermath of the shooting dead of a man in a gun attack in North Dublin last night. 

The victim, a man aged in his mid-40s who was named locally as Patrick 'Pappy' Lyons, was gunned down in the Belclare area of Ballymun.

The body of the deceased has been removed from the scene to the Dublin City Mortuary where a post-mortem examination will be carried out later today by Dr Linda Mulligan, Office of the State Pathologist. The Garda Technical Bureau are continuing to examine the scene.

Investigating Gardaí said they were aware of video footage and images circulating online in the aftermath of the shooting.

“Out of respect to the family of the deceased we would ask people not to share this material,” they said in a statement.

Meanwhile, they are appealing for anyone with information to help with inquiries. In particular they are looking for anyone who was in the Belclare Terrace and Belclare Park areas between 8pm and 9.15pm yesterday evening to come forward.

And they are particularly appealing to those with camera footage from area at the time of the incident, including dash-cam and mobile phone footage, to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Ballymun Garda Station on 01 666 4400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Gardaí were alerted to the shooting at around 9pm and rushed to the scene.

The victim was treated for gunshot wounds but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives have set up an incident room at Ballymun garda station.

Gardaí are examining a motive for the first gun murder of the year and detectives are now probing if the killing is linked to a local dispute, or if it may have been carried out by the Kinahan cartel.

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