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Man shot dead in front of partner in west Dublin

It is believed the shooting is linked to the ongoing Hutch-Kinahan feud.

Updated 9.30pm

A MAN HAS been killed in a shooting in west Dublin.

The man, believed to be an associate of Gerry The Monk Hutch, was shot in a car on St Ronan’s Drive in Clondalkin at about 5.10pm.

It is believed the shooting is linked to the ongoing Hutch-Kinahan feud.

Sources indicate the man (62) had been warned about a threat to his life in recent weeks. His partner was in the car with him at the time of the shooting. She is uninjured but very distressed.

It’s believed there was just one gunman.

From initial investigations it appears that a lone male entered the driveway of a house at the above location and fired a number of shots, fatally injuring the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The lone male then left the scene and is believed to have got into a white Peugeot Partner Van, registration number: 10-CE-9834. This van was found burnt out a short distance away at the Neilstown Shopping Centre. Gardaí have also sealed off this area.

Witnesses said there was a small explosion and ammunition inside the vehicle was set off by the fire.

A full investigation has commenced and an incident room has been established at Lucan Garda Station.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Lucan Garda Station on 01 666 7300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any garda station.

With reporting by Órla Ryan

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