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Gardaí trying to establish motive for Dublin murders

Gardaí investigating the murder of two men in Dublin - within 24 hours of each other - are trying to establish a motive for the attacks.

Jordan Davis - who was in his 20's - was shot dead while pushing a buggy on the Marigold Road area of Darndale at 4pm yesterday afternoon.

On Tuesday night, 22-year-old Sean Little from Coolock was found dead beside a car on fire at Walshestown near Balbriggan.

It is understood the two men were friends and Gardaí are investigating whether the incidents are linked.

Superintendent Tony Twomey, who is leading the investigation into Mr Little’s murder, appealed for information about the car at the scene:

We’re particularly interested in anybody that may have seen a black, Vauxhall Insignia. It’s an imported Vauxhall Insignia, registration number 181 D 46703. If anybody saw that in the area, we would be interested in talking to them.

Anyone with information is asked to ring Balbriggan Garda Station on 01 8020510, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111, or any Garda station.

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach has said the gardaí have unprecedented resources to tackle gang violence.

Leo Varadkar has spoken to the Justice Minister about the murder of the two men who were thought to be friends.

He says the Gardaí have been empowered to tackle gang violence in recent years.

"It (gang crime) is not something that ever goes away and that is why we need to continue to be vigilant and continue to support the gardaí and the work they are doing.

"That is why the gardaí have unprecedented resources."