Detectives are trying to establish what happened to a man found fatally injured in south Dublin.
The victim, aged in his 40s, was found by gardai with serious injuries to his upper body in a side street off the Bohernabreena Road in Tallaght on Saturday night. He later died.
The death has prompted fears of another gangland attack.
The discovery came after officers on patrol in the area saw a silver coloured car parked on Foxhill Road at around 10.45pm.
Gardai pulled over to check this car, at which two men appeared at the back of the car and got in.
They drove away at high speed and the vehicle has not yet been located.
Gardai returned to Foxhill Road where they discovered the injured man.
The Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis visited the scene and carried out a preliminary examination.
The body has been removed to Tallaght Hospital where a post-mortem will be carried out.
Gardai, who have appealed for witnesses to come forward, said they were awaiting the results of the post-mortem to determine the nature and direction of the investigation.
They said they will not be officially naming the deceased at this stage until all family members have been informed.