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Man dies after being shot by lone gunman in central Dublin

A man who was shot in central Dublin has died , Gardai said.

The victim, in his mid 50s, was shot a number of times by a lone gunman as he walked along Bridgefoot Street in the Liberties area of Dublin just after 4pm on Friday.

He was rushed to Saint James’ Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

A gun was recovered close to the scene, Gardai said.

The gunman is believed to have left the scene in a stolen silver or grey Mercedes Benz CLA driven by a second man with the registration number 161D26702.

The car, which was stolen from Navan Road area on June 23, was later found burnt out at Spitalfields, close to Carman’s Hall.

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Detectives at Kevin Street Station are investigating and they appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

The scene of the shooting was sealed off for a technical examination.


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