Dublin murder: Man found in burning car identified

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image captionThe man's body was found in a burning car in Lucan

A man whose body was found in a burning car in the Republic of Ireland has been named.

A murder inquiry was launched after Gardaí (Irish police) said he was shot dead.

Irish broadcaster RTÉ have reported the identity of the victim as 42-year-old Wayne Whelan.

The remains were found at Mount Andrew Court, Lucan, at 19:50 local time on Monday 18 November.

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image captionThe discovery was made at Mount Andrew Rise in Lucan, County Dublin

The man was found in the passenger seat of the vehicle which had been set on fire.

Gardaí said a post-mortem examination confirmed that the man had been shot a number of times and have appealed for information.

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