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A man's body has been found beside a car that was set alight in north county Dublin last night. Gardai are investigating the discovery of the man's body beside the car at Walshestown near Junction 5 on the M1, the Dublin to Belfast motorway. Early indications are that the man had been shot in the head and chest on a quiet country lane.

A man's body has been found beside a car that was set alight in north county Dublin last night. Gardai are investigating the discovery of the man's body beside the car at Walshestown near Junction 5 on the M1, the Dublin to Belfast motorway. Early indications are that the man had been shot in the head and chest on a quiet country lane.

Gardai were informed of the incident shortly before midnight, and the emergency services rushed to the scene.

The car was an Opel Insignia, and it was extinguished by a unit from the Dublin Fire Brigade. "GardaĆ­ at Balbriggan Co Dublin are investigating a fatal shooting incident which occurred at Rowans Little, Walshstown, Balbriggan, Co Dublin at approximately 11.20pm last night," a spokesman said.

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