Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man shot 'as he sat in a car outside a house'

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man shot 'as he sat in a car outside a house'

Cormac Berkeley, 34, was shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

One man was killed and another injured in two separate shootings in Dublin on Monday night.

The fatal incident happened in the Ronanstown area of the city at about 10pm.

The victim, Cormac Berkeley, 34, was shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

It's reported that gardaí believe the incident is drugs related.

Gardaí said in a statement that shortly before 10pm, they were alerted after a man was shot and seriously injured as he sat in a car outside a house at Harelawn Park, Dublin 22.

The injured man was treated at the scene by Gardaí and emergency services personnel, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

His body was removed from the scene by private ambulance on Tuesday morning.

There were emotional scenes as distressed relatives gathered at the cordon as the victim’s remains were taken away.

A major forensic investigation by members of the Garda Technical Bureau continued at the scene through the morning.

Several vehicles were covered by forensic tents to facilitate the Garda examination.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and in particular to anyone who was in the vicinity of Harelawn Park between 9.30pm and 10.30pm last night to come forward.

They are also appealing to those with camera footage and to motorists with dashcam footage from the area at the time to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lucan Garda Station 01 6667300 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

It was the second shooting incident in Dublin on Monday night.

Earlier in the evening a man was taken to hospital after being shot in the north of the city.

The second incident took place at around 9pm in Finglas, Dublin 11.

The man’s injuries were not believed to be life threatening, Gardai said.

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