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Thursday 10 July 2014

Man shot dead in Kildare gangland style attack

Sarah Stack

Published 07/04/2013|10:00

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07/04/2013 
Members of the Gardai at the scene of a fatal shooting in Coneyboro,Green, Co. Kildare.
 Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Members of the Gardai at the scene of a fatal shooting in Coneyboro,Green, Co. Kildare. Photo: Gareth Chaney

A man has been shot dead in the country's latest gangland style gun attack.

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The shooting happened at the Coneyboro housing estate in Athy, Co Kildare, at 8.45pm last night.

 

The 20-year-old victim was rushed to Naas General Hospital where later died.

 

Detectives are trying to establish a motive for the killing.

 

A post mortem will be carried out on his remains later today.

 

The dead man is originally from Dublin and is known to gardai but was not a major player in the criminal world, according to a Garda source.

 

He is believed to be the cousin of a drug dealer who disappeared five years ago and is feared dead.

 

Gardai said the scene has been sealed off pending a full technical examination.

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