A teenager arrested over a fatal gangland shooting of a suspected killer was released without charge today.
He was one of two people detained in raids late on Tuesday, a few hours after gangster Stephen “Madzer” Byrne was shot in the head and chest in Dublin’s north inner city.
The other suspect, a man in his 20s, remained in custody.
Gardaí believe three young men were with “Madzer” Byrne and scattered when a gunman cycled up and opened fire.
The attack took place at 4.45pm at the corner of Sheriff Street and St Laurence Place East, a stone’s throw from Dublin’s financial district.
Byrne, from Mariner’s Port, Sheriff Street, was the prime suspect for the murder of Stephen Ledden, 28, in nearby Upper Oriel Street in 2006.