Walkinstown, Dublin: Fatal shooting is treated as murder

Dublin shooting Image copyright RTE
Image caption The attack happened shortly before 21:30 local time on Sunday

A murder investigation is under way after a man was shot dead in Dublin.

The attack took place outside a house at Harty Avenue, Walkinstown, shortly before 21:30 local time on Sunday.

The man was taken to St James' Hospital but he was pronounced dead about half an hour after the shooting.

A police spokesman said a burnt out car was found on John McCormack Avenue, a short distance away from the scene of the attack.

The scene of the shooting and the area where the burnt out car was found remain sealed off for forensic examinations.

Police have said they are trying to establish a motive for the attack, but are not sure if the victim was the gunman's intended target.

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