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Man dies after street shooting

A man gunned down in a street attack late last night has died.

The man in his 30s was targeted on Cherrywood Drive, Clondalkin, west Dublin, at about 10.30pm.

He was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries overnight.

Gardai said emergency services had tried to save the man's life at the scene.

The area has been sealed off for a forensic examination and officers have appealed for witnesses or anyone who was in the Cherrywood Drive area of Clondalkin between 10pm and 10.45pm and saw any unusual or suspicious behaviour to contact them.

The gun murder is less than a week since the last fatal shooting, also in the Clondalkin area.

Dean Johnson, 21, was shot several times on the street as he walked through the Harelawn estate last weekend.

The latest victim of gun crime has been named locally as Jason Carroll, from Bawnoges, who had been living at the house beside where he was shot dead.

He was taken to Tallaght hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Three cars at the shooting scene are to be forensically examined.

A number of residents of Cherrywood Drive were kept in their homes for several hours while Garda technical teams began inspecting the area.

Locals have reported hearing up to six shots being fired in the attack and that a gunman walked from the scene before leaving in a car.

Gardai said that the dead man was hit once in the chest and died within hours.

A burnt-out vehicle was examined by forensic officers off the Newcastle Road, a few minutes' drive from the scene of the shooting, to establish whether it was connected to the attack.

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