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Man Shot Dead Near Dublin School

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A man has died following an early morning shooting in Dublin.

He was shot a number of times near a school on Gateway Avenue in Ballymun at around 8.45am this morning. There are two schools in the vicinity of the area, both of which are closed at present for Easter holidays.

The victim is believed to be in his 40s and was originally from Finglas. He was brought to the Mater Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Initial reports indicated the lone gunman may have fled on a pushbike however it is believed he escaped on foot.

The scene has been preserved and Gardaí are investigating the incident.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the shooting to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 6664400, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Image courtesy of RTE

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