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'Evil is visiting the north inner city': Man's body found in Dublin car park

The body was found with apparent gunshot wounds near Sheridan Court, Dorset Street.

sheridan court File photo of Sheridan Court Source: Google Maps

Updated 2.30pm

GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for information after a man’s body was found in north Dublin city centre this morning.

The body was found with apparent gunshot wounds in a Volkswagen Golf in a car park near Sheridan Court, Dorset Street at about 9.55am. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier, at approximately 7.55am, a grey Opel Astra with was found on fire on nearby Clonliffe Avenue.

The car, with fake number plates bearing the registration 12 D 16387, was stolen in Dublin in April.

Both scenes are currently being preserved.

20 Female Garda Crime Scenes Gardaí at the scene today Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. They are particularly interested in talking to taxi drivers or other motorists who may have camera recording equipment mounted on the dashboard or elsewhere on their vehicle, and who were in vicinity of Dorset Street, Clonliffe Avenue and the surrounding areas between 7am and 10am.

Anyone with information or relevant footage has been asked to contact Mountjoy Street Garda Station on 01 666 8600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any garda station.

It’s believed the shooting is connected to the ongoing Hutch Kinahan feud.

Local councillor Nial Ring said he understands that a weapon has been found in the back seat of a car at the junction of Clonliffe Avenue and Clonliffe Road.

Speaking to reporters at the scene, Ring said: “It was about 100 yards from my office, it was abandoned … It didn’t look like it was burnt out.

We just don’t want this on the streets of the north inner city. We want normality, particularly for children. We don’t want children desensitised that every time they go to school there’s a garda checkpoint.

“There’s still a lot of checkpoints around but the community gardaí have done a massive effort in bringing normality to the streets and that’s all we want – normal living…

“Unfortunately there’s good and bad, and bad and evil everywhere and it’s visiting the streets of the north inner city a little bit too much for our liking.”

Ring added that the victim’s family “would be known around the area”. The victim has not yet been officially named

With reporting by Rónán Duffy

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