Gardaí have issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward to a shooting that took place in Dublin this evening.

The shooting happened in Cherry Orchard Parade at 6.20pm. 

A man in his 20s received a number of gunshot wounds to his body. He was discovered on a green area close to the rail line at Cherry Orchard.

He was taken to St James's Hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballyfermot Garda Station on 01 6667200.