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Thursday 23 March 2017

Dublin shooting victim dies in hospital

A man who had been left fighting for his life after a gangland shooting died in hospital today.

Several shots were fired at 30-year-old Robert Ryle as he got out of a car on the driveway of a house on Foxdene Park, Clondalkin, Dublin, on Sunday evening.

Detectives believe they have recovered the handgun used in the capital's latest shooting.

A garda spokesman said Mr Ryle, from Ballyfermot in Dublin, was pronounced dead at Tallaght General Hospital.

"Investigating Gardai are renewing their appeal for information and in particular wish to speak with anyone who was in the Balgaddy and Foxdene areas between 7pm and 9pm on the evening of Sunday," he added.

Mr Ryle, who was not a majorly known criminal, had been a passenger in a car before he was hit in the neck and chest.

It is understood his female companion reversed the vehicle and pinned the gunman against a wall before the attacker fled.

Investigating officers are looking at the possibility the shooting may be linked to the double murder of Paul and Kenneth Corbally last June.

They were gunned down as they sat with a teenager in their executive style car in Neilstown, west Dublin, on June 28.

The brothers, aged 32 and 35 and originally from the Ballyfermot area of the city, were under investigation for serious crime in the capital.

They were shot several times in the head and body.

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