Gardaí investigate gangland shooting at Dublin pub

Gardaí investigate gangland shooting at Dublin pub

A post mortem will take place later on the body of a man in his mid 20s who was shot dead in a pub in Dublin last night.

It is the fifth fatal gun attack so far this year and is believed to be gangland related.

The victim has been named locally as Paul Cullen.

At around 7.10pm last night a masked man entered the Cabra House pub on Fassaugh Avenue in Cabra and fired up to six shots at the man in his mid 20s.

The gunman, who was dressed in dark clothes, fled the scene, on a motorbike driven by a second man in the direction of Dublin city centre.

The victim, who is believed to be a convicted criminal and recently released from jail, died at the scene.

It is understood he was serving a sentence for drugs offences and a consecutive jail term for assault.

The scene remains sealed off this morning as Gardaí carry out a technical examination and they are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them.

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