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Murder investigation underway after man shot dead in Kildare

Published 21/08/2015 | 19:43

21 Aug 2015; General view of scene preserved by Gardai. Green hills, Athy, Co. Kildare. Picture: Caroline Quinn
21 Aug 2015; General view of scene preserved by Gardai. Green hills, Athy, Co. Kildare. Picture: Caroline Quinn
21 Aug 2015; General view of scene preserved by Gardai. Green hills, Athy, Co. Kildare. Picture: Caroline Quinn
21 Aug 2015; General view of scene preserved by Gardai. Green hills, Athy, Co. Kildare. Picture: Caroline Quinn

A murder investigation is underway after a man was shot dead.

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The fatal shooting occurred shortly after 5pm in the Greenhills housing estate in Athy.

21 Aug 2015; General view of scene preserved by Gardai. Green hills, Athy, Co. Kildare. Picture: Caroline Quinn
21 Aug 2015; General view of scene preserved by Gardai. Green hills, Athy, Co. Kildare. Picture: Caroline Quinn

It's understood that the victim was sitting on a wall in the Green Hills estate when he was shot a number of times.

He was rushed to Naas General Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.

It's understood the victim, who was in his 20s, was shot at a number of time.

The scene of the shooting has been sealed for technical examination. 

Gardai arrested a man several hours later at another location in Athy in connection to the murder investigation. The man, who is in his early 40s, is currently being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Investigations are continuing.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Kildare Garda Station on 045 527730, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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