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Arrest after gunman dressed as woman shoots man dead in Dublin

The man was arrested in Meath this morning – and is still being held for questioning in Blanchardstown tonight.

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting.
Gardaí at the scene of the shooting.
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Updated at 8.05pm

A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in West Dublin yesterday.

The man was arrested in Co Meath this morning.

He remains at Blanchardstown Garda Station this evening, where he’s being questioned under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 1997.

The shooting happened on the Shelerin Road in Clonsilla early yesterday evening.

A man in his 30s, identified locally as Keith Walker, died after reportedly being shot eight times, including once in the head.

He was rushed to nearby Connolly Memorial Hospital where he later died.

The gunman was dressed as a woman when he carried out the attack, locals said.

It is understood the dead man was not the intended target of the shooting, and that this could be a case of mistaken identity.

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Another man, believed to be a taxi driver, was shot in the hand. He remains in Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigations are continuing.

Gardai in Blanchardstown are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have any information to contact them on 01 666 7000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Read: Man dies after being shot eight times in Blanchardstown double shooting

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