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Man dies after being shot in the head in Dublin's inner city

A stolen car was also found burnt out a short distance from the scene.

Updated 7.20pm

A 53-YEAR-OLD man has died after being shot in Dublin’s south inner city.

The man has been named locally as David ‘Daithi’ Douglas.

90423700 Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

Gardaí say the incident occurred shortly after 4.10pm on Bridgefoot Street. TheJournal.ie understands the man was shot in the head and chest a number of times as he stood in the doorway of a shop.

Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics attended the scene and the victim was moved to St James’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

When asked if the murder is connected to the Hutch Kinahan feud, Superintendent Patrick McMenamin said, “It is far too early to speculate.”

Witnesses say he was shot a number of times by a lone gunman who fled the scene.

Tall and thin men

A silver/grey Mercedes  Benz CLA with a 161 D 26702  registration number was found burnt out a short distance from the scene at Spitalfields, close to Carman’s Hall.

It was stolen on the Navan Road area last Thursday and gardaí believe this car was used in the murder.

Superintendent Patrick McMenamin told a press conference this evening:

There were at least two people involved. Tall and thin is the only description we have at this stage.

“We believe one person was involved in the shooting itself and another person was driving the car. It’s very early and we’re appealing for witnesses to come forward.”

He added that a handgun was recovered at the scene and that it is currently being examined.

90423709 Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews,ie

Superintendent Patrick McMenamin appealed to anyone who may have been in the Bridgefoot Street/Thomas Street/James’ Street area between 4pm and 4.30pm this afternoon or who may have observed the silver/grey Mercedes Benz CLA between 23 June 2016 and this afternoon prior to its arrival in the Bridgefoot Street area and subsequent discovery at Spitalfields to come forward.

Witnesses or anyone with information are being asked to contact Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda Station on 01 6669400, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

Additional reporting by Cliodhna Russell. 

- First published 4.30pm 

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