Gardaí investigating the murder of a man shot and killed in a house in Clondalkin in Dublin just before midnight say it is too early to say if it was connected to another fatal shooting at a pub in Dublin city centre earlier in the night.

The 37-year-old was killed at Kilcronan Court in Clondalkin shortly before midnight.

He was shot at least four times, including once in the torso.

He was named locally as Thomas Farnan from Clondalkin.

At a press briefing this morning, Superintendent Brendan Connolly, of Clondalkin Garda Station, said gardaí arrived at the scene within minutes of the shooting.

However, despite efforts by gardaí and paramedics to save him, the Mr Farnan was pronounced dead at the scene.

Supt Connolly said a lone gunman, who was short and dressed in dark clothes, fled the scene along Kilcronan Close and onto the Grand Canal.

He was wearing a black tracksuit, black runners and "maybe a balaclava".

The victim was known for his involvement in drugs and burglary, and it is thought he was killed in a local dispute.

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Earlier last night, Michael Barr, who was originally from Co Tyrone, was shot dead in the Sunset House pub in Summerhill just after 9.35pm.

He is thought to be the latest victim of the Kinahan-Hutch feud.