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Boy (13) quizzed in relation to murder of Jason Doogue

Investigation: The scene of the shooting in Athy
Investigation: The scene of the shooting in Athy

Gardai have questioned a 13-year-old boy in connection with the brutal murder of Jason Doogue on Friday evening.

The young boy was arrested on Saturday afternoon by detectives investigating the murder of the 22-year-old in Athy. 

Doogue was targeted by a hooded gunman on a bicycle as he sat on a wall with his friends in the Greenhills estate in the Kildare town. 

He was shot once and fell over the wall before the gunman approached him and discharged two more rounds at him. 

Gardai launched a murder investigation after Doogue succumbed to his injuries a short time later. They arrested the 13-year-old boy on Saturday and took him to Leixlip Garda Station. 

It is believed detectives arrested him for questioning regarding a possible periphal role in the shooting, such as being a look-out for the killers. He was held for two days before being released on Monday night without charge. 

Gardai are continuing to question a man in his early 40s, a 17-year-old and a woman in relation to the callous murder. 

The teenager remains in custody at Naas station while the prime suspect is being held at a Kildare station. The woman, who is in her 30s, was arrested in Athy yesterday and taken to Newbridge for questioning. 

Investigators yesterday seized a number of items in the Athy area which they believe are linked to the killing. 

Three bicycles were among the items of interest taken away for forensic examination.