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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Woman arrested in relation to fatal shooting in Athy

Jason Doogue, 22, was gunned down on Friday evening.
Jason Doogue, 22, was gunned down on Friday evening.

A WOMAN in her 30s has been arrested in relation to the fatal shooting of a man in Athy on Friday.

Jason Doogue, 22, was gunned down by a masked killer on a BMX bicycle in the Greenhills area of Athy, Co Kildare, on Friday evening.

The victim was rushed to Naas General Hospital for emergency surgery but he was later pronounced dead.

The woman was arrested yesterday afternoon and is currently detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act at Newbridge Garda Station.

Gardaí are continuing to detain two men, one in his 40s and the other in his teens, at Kildare and Naas Garda Stations as part of the investigation.

A third man, also in his teens, was released without charge from Leixlip Garda Station last night.

The investigation continues.

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