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Dublin: Man injured in Finglas shooting dies in hospital

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Media captionThe man was shot while he sat in a car in a residential area in Finglas.

A man critically injured in a gun attack in north Dublin on Monday afternoon has died in hospital.

The 25-year-old was shot as he sat in a car at McKee Road, Finglas, at about 15:15 local time. RTE has reported he was a well-known dissident republican.

The victim was approached by another car and a number of shots were fired. It is believed he was hit in the head, throat and chest.

The car used by the attackers was then driven from the scene.

A burnt-out vehicle was found nearby.

RTE has reported that the man was well-known to police for his involvement in dissident republican activities.

Image caption A bullet casing at the scene

It said he had been warned that his life was in danger.

A close relative - also involved in dissident republican activity - was shot dead in 2012.

Police are not linking Monday's murder to a gangland feud in the city that claimed two lives earlier this month.