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.