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Bodies found in burnt-out car near Dundalk not yet identified

The two men whose bodies were found in a burning car near Dundalk in Co Louth on Wednesday died as a result of gun shot wounds it has been established today.

The burnt-out car is removed from the scene yesterday.
The burnt-out car is removed from the scene yesterday.
Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

TWO MEN WHOSE bodies were found inside a burnt-out car near Dundalk, Co Louth on Wednesday night died as a result of gun shots wounds it has been confirmed.

However, the identities of the two men are not yet known amid reports that the intensity of the fire has meant that DNA tests will be required to confirm their identity.

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Kahlid Jabbar conducted a post mortem examination today, establishing that the two men died as a result of gun shot wounds before the car was later found on fire in Ravensdale Park  near Dundalk, Co Louth.

RTÉ reports that it is believed the men were killed as part of a Dublin gang related feud over the illegal drugs business.

Gardaí said this evening that there have been no arrests at this stage.

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