Post mortem due on victim of Drimnagh gangland shooting

A post mortem will be carried out later today on the body of a 39-year-old man shot dead in Dublin yesterday.

The man was gunned down in Drimnagh shortly after 3pm, as he sat in his Audi car on Cooley Road.

The victim was a well-known gangland criminal who was heavily involved in the Dublin drugs trade.

An incident room has been set up at Sundrive Garda station and investigating officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Superintendent David Taylor of the Garda Press office says the Deputy State Pathologist will carry out a post mortem later today.

"On arrival at the scene, gardaí found a 39-y-earo male in the garden of a house at Cooley Road with obvious gunshot wounds in the upper body

"Unfortunately, this man died of his wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene."

"The deceased has been removed from the scene and I can confirm that a post mortem will be carried out by the Deputy State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster."

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