Belfast Telegraph

Friday 1 August 2014

Man seriously injured in shooting

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

A man has been seriously injured in a shooting.

The gun attack happened at the Coneyboro housing estate in Athy, Co Kildare, at 8.45pm on Saturday night.

The victim, a man in his early 20s, was rushed to Naas General Hospital where he is believed to be in a serious condition.

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

Detectives are trying to establish a motive for the gangland-style gun attack which has left the man fighting for his life.

The victim is originally from Dublin and is known to gardai.

A Garda source said he was not a major player in the criminal world.

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