A man has died following a shooting in north Dublin last night.
The 45-year-old was shot at Poppintree Crescent, Ballymun shortly after 11pm on Friday night.
Emergency services were called to the scene, where the man was pronounced dead.
This morning, gardai are appealing for witnesses into the fatal shooting and an incident room has been established at Ballymun Garda Station.
Poppintree Crescent and Poppintree Park have been cordoned off and are currently preserved for forensic and technical examination.
The body of the man remains at the scene and State Pathologist has been notified.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station 01 6664400 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.
Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West Noel Rock condemned the shooting and called for a larger garda presence in the area.
“Once again, the community in Ballymun has woken up to news of a shooting. This is becoming all too frequent an occurrence. Unfortunately on this occasion it has resulted in a fatality. It’s quite clear we need an increased police presence in this area.
“I’ve met with everybody possible and hammered home the case for more resources. The reality is that our area needs intervention and assistance from the top level and has for a while now.
“In relation to last night’s incident, I would urge anybody with information to speak with An Garda Siochana in confidence.”
TD Dessie Ellis said that the local community is in shock.
“It’s shocking that we now have another incident like this in Ballymun. The community here is very worried that this violence is continuing.”
The Dublin North-West TD said that there is a level of fear in the community, but urged witnesses to come forward.
“We need to stop them and we need people to give information.
“I know there are certainly some people that are afraid but at the end of the day people have to have the courage to come forward because it will just continue unabated without any help from the public. The public is crucial in terms of information.”