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Man dies after being shot several times in Dublin

 Forensic officers at the scene of the gun attack. Picture by Brian Lawless/Press Association.
Cate McCurry, Press Association

A MAN has died after he was shot in an early morning attack in Dublin.

The incident occurred at Marigold Crescent in the Darndale area at around 6.30am this morning.

The man, thought to be aged in his 30s, was shot a number of times and taken to Beaumont Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The scene has been preserved for technical examination.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Coolock garda station on 01 666 4200, the garda confidential line.

Labour Senator Aodhan O Riordain said that the latest shooting incident is a "wake-up call" for the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan.

 Gardaí remove items from the scene. Picture by Brian Lawless/ Press Association.

Mr O Riordain said: "This morning's shooting incident in Darndale shows once again that the Government is out of touch with the realities of life on the ground across the north side. This latest killing must receive the attention it deserves.

"Consistently I have raised through Seanad commencement debates the need for increased garda resources on the north side. Another life has now been lost.

"Sadly the Minister for Justice has refused to engage. Every debate results in the same answer - resources are a matter for the Garda Commissioner (Drew Harris).

"It is time to take on the escalating number of gun shootings by committing the resources to tackle this once and for all.

"Dismissing these incidents as being an operational matter for the gardai is insulting to the communities who need protection."

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