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Man found dead with gunshot wounds beside car that had been set alight in north Dublin

The incident occurred near the M1 motorway at Walshestown.

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Updated May 22nd 2019, 12:42 PM

GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have launched an investigation into a fatal shooting that took place at Rowans Little, Walshestown, Balbriggan near the M1 motorway in north Dublin last night.

Emergency services were alerted to a car on fire at this location at around 11.20pm last night and discovered a man with apparent gunshot wounds beside the car.

The body of the man has been removed from the scene. A full post-mortem will now be carried out in the Mater hospital.

The location at Rowans Little remains sealed off by garda crime scene examiners.

Diversions are in place.

Investigating gardaí are appealing for anyone with information, or who may have witnessed the incident, to contact the incident room at Balbriggan Garda Station on 01 802 0510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station. 

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