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Gardai at the scene on Belclare Avenue in Ballymun where a man was shot dead.  Photograph by Gerry Mooney

Gardai at the scene on Belclare Avenue in Ballymun where a man was shot dead. Photograph by Gerry Mooney

Gardai at the scene on Belclare Avenue in Ballymun where a man was shot dead. Photograph by Gerry Mooney

A man in his 40s has died following a gun attack in north Dublin.

The man was shot a number of times in the Belclare area of Ballymun.

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 are investigating the murder and have set up an incident room at Ballymun garda station.

They are also appealing for witnesses, or anyone who has information in relation to the incident, to contact them.

Gardai are attempting to establish if the murder victim has links to local to criminality in the area.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and the Office of the State Pathologist has been notified.

Fianna Fail TD Paul McAuliffe said: "We are hearing early reports of a shooting in Ballymun. While we do not know the details or if it is drugs related, we do know that Ballymun like many communities is in the grip of the drugs industry. DCC are preparing a community report and Gov must respond to it.

"The hearts of many community people will sink tonight seeing bad news about Ballymun in the media, knowing this has started feuding in the past and that many people with addiction are being exploited by those making millions.

"We actually had a really positive community meeting online tonight talking about the future of Ballymun but we warned that the drugs industry would hold us all back," Mr McAuliffe added.

A garda spokesman said: "Gardaí are investigating a fatal shooting incident that occurred in Belclare Terrace, Ballymun, Dublin this evening, Thursday 11th February 2021 at 9pm.

"A male, aged in his mid-40s, received a number of gunshot wounds and has been pronounced dead at the scene.

"The scene is currently preserved and a technical examination is to be carried out by the Garda Technical Bureau.

"An incident room has been established at Ballymun Garda Station. Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information in relation to this incident to come forward. Gardaí are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the Belclare Terrace and Belclare Park areas this evening between 8pm and 9.15pm to come forward.

"Anyone who may have camera footage of the incident (including dash-cam and mobile phone footage) is asked to make it available to investigating Gardaí."

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