Gardaí in Lucan are currently at the scene of a shooting incident that occurred at Griffeen Glen Park this afternoon.

A man in his early 40s was shot a number of times while in his car. 

It is believed up to six shots were fired at the man.

He was hit in the head and the arms and taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where his condition is described as serious.

The road is currently closed and scene preserved. 

Gardai say investigations are ongoing and they are seeking witnesses or anyone with information to contact them.