A 36-year-old man has died after a shooting in Clondalkin in Dublin.

The man had been sitting in his car at Melrose Park when a gunman came up and fired a number of shots at him shortly after 8.30pm this evening.

He was taken to Tallaght Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.

A passenger in the car escaped injury.

The area has been sealed off and gardaí in Clondalkin are appealing for anyone with information or who was in the Melrose Park area between 8pm and 9pm to contact them.

They believe the gunman may have cycled away after the shooting.