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Man in his 40s shot dead in first gun murder of the year

A man has died following a gangland gun attack in north Dublin last night. The man aged in his mid-40s was named locally as Paddy Lyons. He was shot in the Belclare area of Ballymun.

Detectives are now probing if the murder is linked to a local dispute, or if it may have been carried out by the Kinahan cartel.

Gardaí were alerted to the shooting at around 9pm and rushed to the scene.

The victim was treated for gunshot wounds but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives have set up an incident room at Ballymun garda station.

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