Gardai in Tallaght are appealing for information on the murder of a dad of two. John Gibson, a fitness instructor from the Lucan area, was shot dead in a carpark at Citywest Shopping Centre at around 9.20pm. A van was found burnt out a short time later.
The 28-year-old victim was sitting in his car at Citywest shopping Centre last night when another vehicle entered the car park and an attacker opened fire. He was shot a number of times before unsuccessfully trying to escape on foot.
Emergency services attended to Mr. Gibson at the scene but he was pronounced dead a short time later. The assistant state pathologist and the Garda Forensic Team have examined his body and the scene.
It's thought the attacker may have escaped in a Volkswagen Caddy van which was found burnt out in a nearby estate and is yet to be examined.
Mr. Gibson is thought to have been a close friend of Darragh Nugent who was also shot dead last week but Gardai say they're keeping an open mind about the motives for this killing.
Gardai are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to contact them.