Witnesses are being sought following a fatal shooting in Finglas in Dublin last night.

Gardaí search area around scene of fatal shooting

Daniel Gaynor was shot dead in front of his two children at around 7pm.

He was shot a number of times on the street at the junction of Barnmore Crescent and St Helena's Road. He was taken to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives are still trying to establish a motive for the murder of the 25-year-old. He was well known to gardaí for his involvement in serious crime.

Officers have recovered a handgun which they believe was used to kill him and have issued a description of a man they are looking for in relation to the shooting.

He is described as 5'9" to 6' in height, of thin build and wearing a grey/blue tracksuit top, a dark baseball cap and white gloves.

Following the shooting the man escaped on foot in the direction of Tolka Valley.

It is believed that a lone gunman was involved in the shooting. Detectives say the gunman escaped by jumping over a railing into the Gortmore/Carrigallen estates.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them at Finglas Garda Station 01-666 7500, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.