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Appeal for information following fatal shooting of man (45) in Dublin

The incident happened shortly after 11.15pm at Poppintree Crescent, Ballymun last night.
Oct 6th 2018, 7:49 AM 40,479 13

Updated Oct 6th 2018, 11:36 AM

7557 Shooting_90555721 The scene of the shooting at Poppintree Crescent in Ballymun Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN are appealing for information following the fatal shooting of a 45-year-old man in Ballymun last night. 

The incident happened shortly after 11.15pm at Poppintree Crescent. 

The injured man was attended to by emergency services personnel. However, he was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. 

The scene at Poppintree Crescent has been cordoned off and is currently preserved for forensic and technical examinations. 

Poppintree Park is also currently sealed off as part of the investigation. 

7544 Shooting_90555723 The incident occurred shortly after 11.15pm at Poppintree Crescent, Ballymun Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

The body of the man remains at the scene and the State Pathologist has been notified. 

An incident room has been established at Ballymun Garda Station. 

Gardaí have said the investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow. 

Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West Noel Rock has condemned the shooting. 

“Once again, the community in Ballymun has woken up to news of a shooting. This is becoming all too frequent an occurrence,” Rock said. 

“Unfortunately on this occasion, it has resulted in a fatality. It’s quite clear we need an increased police presence in the area,” he said. 

The reality is that our area needs intervention and assistance from the top level and has for a while now. 

“In relation to last night’s incident, I would urge anyone with information to speak with An Garda Síochána in confidence.” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 666 4400 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. 

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