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Balbriggan: murder investigation after man shot dead

Gardaí have begun a murder investigation in the Republic of Ireland after a man in his 30s was shot dead.

Benny Whitehouse was killed in his car in Clonard Street, Balbriggan, at about 09:00 BST on Thursday.

His partner was shot in the leg in the attack.

The couple had just dropped children off at a nearby school, when a masked gunman approached and shot them.

He escaped in a dark-coloured car that was later found burnt out in Naul, County Dublin.