A 20-year-old man has been shot dead in Dublin this evening.

Thomas Joyce was shot several times near his home at Grove Lane on the Malahide Road in Coolock at 7.30pm.

It is understood a car pulled up and a gunman started firing at him and another man.

Mr Joyce tried to escape but was pursued by the gunman and was shot several times, including in the head and body.

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

The scene has been sealed off for a forensic examination.