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Well-known criminal shot dead in west Dublin gun attack

The shooting happened in the Lucan area.

A MAN HAS been shot dead in the Lucan area of west Dublin.

The man’s body was discovered this evening at about 8pm in Griffeen Valley Park.

LR LUCAN MURDER  758A6698 Gardaí at the scene Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

It’s understood that the man was Mark Desmond, a well-known criminal who was previously charged over the murder of two men in an incident that became known as the ‘Canal Murders’.

Desmond was aged in his 30s and has been known to gardaí since his teens.

LR LUCAN MURDER 758A6741 The scene Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Emergency services are at the scene and gardaí have appealed for witnesses.

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