Man in his 30s is shot dead in ‘gangland murder’ in Dublin

Man in his 30s is shot dead in ‘gangland murder’ in Dublin by gunman who blasted him ‘while he was locking his car’

  • The victim, a man in his 30s, was killed in Blanchardstown in west Dublin tonight
  • A gunman reportedly fired several shots at him while he was locking his car door
  • The man who was killed had been warned that his life was in danger, it is claimed 

A man in has been shot dead in Dublin in what has been described as a ‘gangland murder’. 

The victim was reportedly locking his car when the gunman attacked him in Blanchardstown, west Dublin. 

Gardai are investigating after the man, in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday evening.    

The man had been warned his life was in danger but police said it was too early to specify a motive, RTE reported. 

Police at the scene of a shooting in Blanchardstown, west Dublin, on Saturday evening where a man in his 30s was killed in what has been described as a ‘gangland murder’ 

The attacker is said to have fired ‘a number of shots’ at the man while he locked the door of his car, in what police are reportedly treating as a ‘gangland murder’. 

The area has been sealed off for a technical examination and the office of the state pathologist has been informed.


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Gardai are appealing for witness to the shooting at at Blakestown Cottages at around 6.50pm. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact them on 01 6667000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station. 

A police vehicle at the scene on Saturday night after the victim, a man in his 30s, was reportedly shot and killed while locking up his car 

Gardai at the scene tonight after the man, in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday evening

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