Shooting in Bray sees three men seriously injured this morning

Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates defeating Sofya Ochigava of Russia to win gold during the women's boxing Lightweight final of the 2012

Image Katie Taylor's father founded the club where the shooting took place

According to RTÉ's crime correspondent, Paul Reynolds, who was speaking on Radio One's Morning Ireland, the gunman fired shots both outside and inside the club.

The gunman then fled in a silver van with Northern Ireland number plates.

The club was where Taylor - Ireland's Olympic, European and World champion - began her career, before going on to win gold at London 2012. The gym was established by Mr Taylor.

Pete Taylor, 57, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

A 50-year-old man was killed and another man, aged 35, was injured, Irish police said, in an attack which came "out of the blue".

"There were about 15-20 people in the gym". They were not aware of any pre-existing threats to any gym member.

After viewing CCTV in the area, Gardaí have appealed for information on a silver coloured Volkswagen Caddy with Northern Irish plates which is believed to be the getaway auto.

It happened at Bray Boxing Club shortly before 7 o'clock this morning.

Gardai said the body of the man remains at the scene pending the arrival of the State Pathologist.

Fellow councillor Michael O'Connor added: "Pete Taylor was shot".

Lines of gardai searched the harbour at Bray as they launched a manhunt for the killer.

Bray Municipal Council chair Chris Fox said: "Bobby would be very well-known in sporting circles in Bray, very much into soccer and keeping fit and used to go to the club before his day's work".

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