The man shot in Spain early this afternoon has been named as Patrick Doyle, 27, from Portland Row in north inner city Dublin.
The Spanish police arrived at the scene in Espotona on the Costa Del Sol to find a four-wheeled drive vehicle with five gunshots. Four in the windscreen, and one in the front passenger door.
The victim was travelling in the passenger seat. When the shots were fired, the driver lost control of the car and crashed into a lampost.
The passenger got out and was shot twice in the head.
The driver, Gary Hutch, was injured but fled the scene.
The dead man is believed to be involved in the feuding gangs in the Crumlin / Drimnagh area of Dublin.