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Three Men Die Following Shooting Incident At Cork Farm

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

3:58 PM - 26 Oct 2020



Three men have died following a shooting incident at a family farm in Co Cork.

The men, one aged in his 50s and two in their 20s, are all believed to have sustained gunshot wounds during the incident at a property in Kanturk.

Gardaí say they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.

They were alerted to a critical firearms incident at Assolas in the area at around 6.30am this morning.

A short time earlier, a woman in her 60s alerted neighbours that firearms had been discharged at her home.

Gardaí were told that three men were present in the house and that one man may have suffered from gunshot wounds.

A unit from Kanturk responded to the scene arriving shortly afterwards and was informed that further gunshots had been heard locally.

They immediately initiated a critical firearms incident response and the scene, which is a family home, was contained by local uniform and plainclothes Gardaí supported by Armed Support Unit.

Throughout the morning, Garda negotiators attempted to make contact with any people in the house.

After 1pm, members of the Emergency Response Unit approached the house and the body of a man in his 20s, who had sustained a gunshot wound, was discovered in a bedroom of the house.

There was no one else present in the house.

The Garda Air Support Unit helicopter then began an aerial search of the adjoining lands.

At around 1.40pm, two further bodies, a man in his late 50s and a man in his 20s were discovered in adjoining fields.

Preliminary indications show that both bodies have gunshot wounds.

An Operational Commander was assigned to control the incident supported by Emergency Response Unit, Armed Support Unit, National Negotiator Unit, Technical Support Unit (Garda Headquarters), Southern Region Dog Unit and Air Support Unit.

Additional support was provided by the HSE National Ambulance Service.

The Garda Critical Incident response has since been stood down.

Both locations have been declared as crime scenes and An Garda Síochána has commenced a full investigation into all the circumstances of the incident under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

The State pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau have been contacted and are on the way to both scenes.

A family liaison officer has been appointed and an incident room has been established in Kanturk.

They are appealing to anyone who may have any information which may assist in their investigation to contact investigating Garda at Mallow Garda Station 022 31450, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.



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