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Murder investigation launched after man shot dead in Kildare

Gardaí have appealed for information about the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man in Athy last night.

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A MURDER INVESTIGATION has been launched following the fatal shooting of a man in Athy, Co Kildare last night.

Gardaí say the shooting happened shortly before 8.45 pm. A 20-year-old man was shot in the head as he walked in the Coneyboro Estate in the town.

The victim was taken to Naas general Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

A post mortem examination will be carried out later today by Dr Michael Curtis the Deputy State Pathologist.

Gardai would like to speak to anyone who was in the Cloneyboro Estate area last evening between 8pm and 9 pm. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Athy Garda Station on 059 8634210.

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