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Dublin shootings: A third man dies after Ballyfermot attack

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Image caption The victim was known to Gardai and had survived a number of previous attempts on his life.

A 35-year-old man has been shot dead in Dublin.

The gun attack occurred in Ballyfermot, in the west of the city, shortly before 15:00 BST on Friday.

It's understood that the victim was followed into a house on Cloverhill Road and shot a number of times.

He was pronounced dead a short time later.

The victim was known to Gardai and had survived a number of previous attempts on his life.

The shooting brings to three the number of men killed in gun attacks in the Republic so far this week.

A 32-year-old man was shot dead on the South Circular Road in Dublin city on Monday night.

And on Monday morning in County Laois, a 27-year-old man was shot dead at his home in Portarlington.

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