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Man and woman killed in Dublin shooting

Gardaí in forensic suits at the scene of a shooting Image copyright Brian Lawless
Image caption A Garda forensic team at the scene of the shooting in Ballymun

A man in his 30s and a woman in her 40s were killed and two others injured in a gun attack in Dublin.

Gardaí (Irish police) were called to the scene at Balbutcher Drive, Ballymun, shortly after 16:00 local time on Wednesday.

The man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene. A gun was found nearby and has been removed for a ballistic investigation.

Another man and woman were treated for less serious injuries in hospital.

Image copyright Brian Lawless
Image caption Gardaí found a gun nearby and have taken it for ballistic investigations

A silver Opel Zafria was found partially burnt out on Balbucher Drive, and Gardaí have recovered a second car in Santry - a grey Golf which they believe was also involved in the attack.

RTÉ reports that the dead woman is a mother of six, and that the shooting was related to gang criminality but not connected to the Hutch Kinahan feud.

The area remains sealed off while Gardaí continue their investigation.