Gardaí have named the victim of this morning's shooting in Clonee, Co Meath as Andrew Glennon.
He was aged 30 and from Fortlawn Drive in Clonsilla in Dublin.
Gardaí are hunting a four-man gang who escaped on foot after opening fire on their victim in Clonee just after 4am this morning.
The victim was hit a number of times.
Teams of detectives are combing the Huntstown Wood/Little Pace Road area for clues but the motive for the attack is not yet known.
Gardaí say they have no reason to believe the killing is linked to that of Joseph Rafferty in nearby Clonsilla earlier this month.