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Man shot dead

A man has been shot dead in Clondalkin, Dublin.

The victim, believed to be in his early 20s, was found with gunshot wounds at Harelawn Green in the area at around 12.20am this morning.

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

A car was later discovered on fire on Collinstown Crescent in Clondalkin.

It is believed the vehicle was used in the shooting and it has been preserved for a technical examination.

A post-mortem examination is likely to be carried out on the victim later today.

Gardai at Ronanstown have appealed for witnesses.

It is understood the victim, who was from north Clondalkin, was known to gardai.

Local Sinn Fein councillor Matthew McDonagh said the area had seen too many gangland-style shootings over the years.

"These young victims, regardless of what they're involved in, are just taken off the face of the earth, and for what?" Mr McDonagh said.

"So many families have lost people close to them and this incident is no different. Another family has been left devastated."

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