Gardaí are investigating a shooting in Dublin tonight.

A number of shots were fired at a 66-year-old man in a car in Rathbeale Crescent, Swords, just after 7pm.

The driver was not hit and managed to escape.

A short time later a black Audi was found on fire on the back road to Dublin Airport.

Both scenes have been preserved.

The victim targeted is well known to the gardaí.

He has a number of previous convictions and has served time in prison abroad but has not come to garda attention in recent times.

Gardaí at Swords are appealing for information.