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Man dies following Dublin shooting

The man was shot up to four times by a gunman in the head and chest near the entrance to a shop on Bridgefoot Street Image copyright RTE
Image caption The man was shot up to four times by a gunman in the head and chest near the entrance to a shop on Bridgefoot Street

A man in his 50s has died following a gun attack near Dublin city centre.

The victim was walking along Bridgefoot Street in the south west inner city at about 16.10 local time on Friday, when a gunman approached him.

He was shot a number of times and was taken to St James Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The gunman is believed to have left the scene in a silver or grey coloured Mercedes Benz CLA.

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Image caption The scene of the shooting has been cordoned off

The car, which had been stolen from Navan Road on Thursday, was driven by a second man.

It was discovered, burnt out, at Spitalfields, close to Dublin's Carman's Hall.

A firearm was recovered close to the scene by GardaĆ­ (Irish police) and will be forensically examined.

The scene of the shooting has been cordoned off.