Teen held in connection with gangland killing freed

Teen held in connection with gangland killing freed

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.

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