A man's body has been discovered in Ballyfermot this morning.
It's understood the man sustained serious head injuries and a shotgun was found nearby.
The scene has been sealed off, and gardai are carrying out a forensic examination.
The body remains at the scene and the office of the State Pathologist has been notified.
Dr Michael Curtis is due to do a preliminary examination.
The victim is believed to be in his 20s and from the area.
Gardai are investigating all circumstances into his death before making a decision on the nature of their enquiry.
More to follow