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Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

Murder investigation launched as body found beside burning car

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Gardaí at Balbriggan are investigating a fatal shooting incident which occurred at Rowans Little, Walshestown, Balbriggan, Co Dublin at approximately 11.20pm last night, Tuesday May 21st).

Gardaí and emergency services were alerted to a car on fire at the location and discovered the body of a man (age unknown) with apparent gunshot wounds beside the car.

This incident comes just days after a major gangland figure known to operate in the Drogheda and Balbriggan/North County Dublin areas was released from jail.

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The body of the man remains at the scene, which is close to junction 5 on the M1, and the area is currently preserved pending an examination by Garda Crime Scene Examiners. The road where the body was discovered is closed and diversions are in place.

Investigating Gardaí are treating theincident as murder and are appealing for anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the incident room at Balbriggan Garda Station on 01- 802 0510, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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