A 22-year-old man has died after a shooting in the Green Hills area of Athy, Co Kildare. 

The shooting happened after 5pm this evening. 

The man was taken to Naas General Hospital, where he later died. 

A post-mortem examination is to be arranged.

Gardaí are currently at the scene which has been preserved. 

A man in his 40s has been arrested following the incident and is being held at Kildare Garda Station.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Kildare Garda Station on 045-527730, the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666111 or any garda station.