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County Dublin murder victim Michael Devoy wore bullet-proof vest

Murder scene Image copyright RTE
Image caption Mr Devoy's body was discovered in the Bohernabreena area

Police investigating the death of a 42-year-old man in County Dublin at the weekend are treating the case as a gang-related murder.

Michael Devoy, from Balbutcher Drive in Ballymun, Dublin, was shot dead.

He had been released from prison days ago and was wearing a bullet-proof vest.

Mr Devoy's body was discovered after police on a routine patrol in the Bohernabreena area on Saturday night spotted suspicious activity.

A car sped away from the scene and got away after being pursued for a time.

The patrol car returned to the original scene and found the body on the ground.

Initial reports suggested Mr Devoy had been shot in the head and sustained a number of other injuries to his upper body.

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