Dublin murder investigation after man shot dead

Police at the scene of the shooting Image copyright PA
Image caption Police at the scene of the shooting

Police have started a murder investigation after a man was shot dead in west Dublin.

The body of Mark Desmond, 41, was found at Griffeen Valley Park in Lucan at about 20:00 local time on Friday.

A burned out car was found close to the scene. A handgun has also been recovered.

RTÉ reports that Desmond, who was originally from Ballyfermot, had previous convictions for violent crime and firearms offences.

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