A man in his 40s who was shot dead in Griffeen Valley Park, Lucan last night is believed to have been identified by Gardaí as a well-known criminal.
The man is understood to be criminal Mark 'The Guinea Pig' Desmond who was previously charged with the 'canal murders' of two young men in 2000, according to Independent.ie.
Desmond was shot up to four times in last night's gangland attack.
Crews from Tallaght are IA at a reported shooting in the Lucan area
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) December 2, 2016
A lot of shock and upset in Lucan over gangland shooting in Griffeen Valley Park
— William Lavelle (@LucanCouncillor) December 2, 2016
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses with any information to contact Lucan Garda Station on 016667300, the Garda Confidential line 1800666111 or any Garda Station.