A man has died following a shooting in Dublin's city centre.
It’s understood the shooting occurred just before midnight last night.
A man was shot in the head close to a housing complex on Buckingham Street in Dublin’s north inner city.
It's believed a shotgun was used in the attack.
The street has been sealed off by gardai who are now investigating the murder.
The body remains at the scene.
The Office of the State Pathologist has been informed.
Following the incident, gardai mounted a number of searches in a bid to locate the suspect.
Gardai are also investigating the possibility the shooting may be connected to two other incidents in the area.
At approximately 7.30pm, a taxi driver was robbed and it's believed a shotgun may have been used in the incident.
The shooting occurred at 11.45pm at the back of the Killarney Court housing complex.
Several hours later, another incident occurred on a laneway just off nearby Talbot Street in which a homeless man was severely beaten.
A man has been arrested in connection to the assault and is currently being detained at Store Street Garda Station.