The man shot dead in Kilmeague early Saturday morning has been named locally as 33-year-old Edward Hamilton.
The shooting occurred shortly before 6am at a house just outside Kilmeague. The victom was taken to Naas General Hospital with serious injuries, and was subsequently pronounced dead.
The crime scene was sealed off today.
Investigations are ongoing and gardai are appealing for any witnesses to contact the Gardai in Naas on 045 884300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.