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Detectives appeal for witnesses after man shot dead in Dublin

The victim was found dead on a driveway at a house in Blanchardstown on Saturday night.

Garda at the scene of a shooting in Blanchardstown (Brian Lawless/PA)
Garda at the scene of a shooting in Blanchardstown (Brian Lawless/PA)

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in his 30s in Dublin are appealing for witnesses.

The victim was shot dead outside a house at Blakestown Cottages in Blanchardstown shortly before 7pm on Saturday.

Gardai were called to the scene where they found his body on the driveway of one of the cottages.

The victim had been shot a number of times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Garda at the scene of a shooting in Blanchardstown, Dublin (Brian Lawless/PA)

A murder investigation has been launched and an incident room has been set up in Blanchardstown garda station.

Gardai investigating the shooting say they want to speak to any members of the public who were in the vicinity of Blakestown Cottages, Blakestown Road, Hartstown Park and St Peregrines Gaelic Club on Saturday between 5pm and 7pm.

They have also appealed to any drivers who travelled on the Blakestown Road between 5pm and 7pm, particularly cars with dash cameras.

Gardai say they are attempting to trace the movements of a silver Volkswagen Jetta with the registration plate 06-MH-3192 from December 18 until 7pm on Saturday.

The Volkswagen was found burnt out at Rusheeney Crescent in Clonee shortly after the shooting.

A spokesman for the Gardai said: “We are appealing to anyone with information who saw people fleeing from this car or any other suspicious activity in the Rusheeney area in the days leading up to this murder.

“Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Blanchardstown garda station on 01 6667000 or the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111.”

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