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Gardaí seek info on getaway car after kickboxer (46) shot dead in Lucan

The man has been named as James Talbot, who was married with four children.

Updated at 10.54pm

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GARDAÍ ISSUED A witness appeal earlier today in the wake of last night’s fatal shooting in Lucan, west Dublin. Officers are also looking to trace the movements over the last few days of a car used in the attack

46-year-old James Talbot — a married father of four — was shot several times at the doorway of his house at Abbeywood Court, just off the Castle Road in Lucan.

He was rushed to Blanchardstown hospital, but gardaí confirmed this morning that he was later pronounced dead at the facility.

Talbot was known to gardaí, as he had a significant conviction for drugs charges in the late 1990s. He was closely involved in the sport of kickboxing.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place later today.

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Investigating officers have sealed off two crime scenes — one at the house where the shooting took place, and a second around a burnt-out car found later in the Earlsfort Estate.

It’s believed the vehicle — a beige Toyota Avensis — was used to carry out the attack.

The car (reg: 05 D 15878) was stolen from the Coolock area on 31 January, a garda spokesperson confirmed this afternoon.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have seen the car leaving the scene at Abbeywood Court, or who saw it in the days before the attack, to call the incident room at Lucan station on 01 666 7300.

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[Photocall Ireland]

First posted at 08.07am.

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