A gun attack on a man in Clondalkin in Dublin yesterday evening is being treated as attempted murder.

The 20-year-old man was shot two or three times in the upper body as he walked along Moorefield Avenue shortly after 7pm.

He is in a serious condition in Tallaght Hospital.

A car believed to have been used by the gunman and an accomplice was found burnt-out a short distance from the scene of the attack.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses of the incident to come forward.

Two crime scenes are being preserved pending forensic examinations.

The victim is not thought to be involved in serious crime.

Detectives are trying to establish a motive for the shooting, but believe it could be drugs related.