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Man shot five times in latest Dublin gangland attack

The man was rushed to hospital and remains in a critical condition.

Blood-soaked clothing at the scene where a man was shot in North Co Dublin
Blood-soaked clothing at the scene where a man was shot in North Co Dublin
Image: Niall Carson/PA

A MAN IS in a critical condition after being shot multiple times in the latest gangland shooting in Dublin.

The shooting took place in the Dun Emer estate in Lusk, North County Dublin at about 9.50am this morning.

The man (aged 38) was rushed to Beaumont Hospital where his injuries are described as critical.

Sources said that five shots were fired during the incident.

Shooting in Lusk Gardaí at the scene Source: Niall Carson/PA

A Volkswagen Golf was seen leaving the area and was discovered burnt out at Kilhedge Lane in Lusk a short time later.

Gardaí are currently at the scene.

Shooting in Lusk Gardai examine the scene Source: Niall Carson/PA

Anyone who was in or around the Dun Emer or Kilhedge Lane areas this morning or who may have seen anything unusual is asked to contact Balbriggan Garda station on 01 – 8020510, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

With reporting from Michelle Hennessy and Darragh Murphy

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