Man killed in Dublin park named

Man killed in Dublin park named

A man in his 30s has been killed after a shooting in Dublin last night.

It is understood the man, named locally as Mark Desmond, was a well known criminal who was involved with gangland activity.

The Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has condemned the attack and described it as a "callous disregard for human life displayed by people intent on murder and mayhem"

Gardai are investigating after a body was found with gunshot wounds at Griffeen Valley Park in Lucan in Dublin shortly after 8pm last night.

It is understood the man in his 30's was well known to Gardai and was shot a number of times.

The scene was sealed off last night and will be examined again today.

Man killed in Dublin park named

Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious in or around the park between 7pm and 9pm last night to contact them.

They are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have been using the park at the time such as walkers or joggers.


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