County Cork shooting: Three found dead after reports of gunfire

Irish police not searching for any other persons in relation to incident

Vincent Wood@wood_vincent
Monday 26 October 2020 18:23
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Gardai were at the address from 6.30am on Monday after a woman in her 60s raised the alarm
Gardai were at the address from 6.30am on Monday after a woman in her 60s raised the alarm

Three men have been found dead at a property in County Cork, Ireland following reports of a shooting.

A man in his 20s was found in the bedroom of the building in Assolas, Kanturk, to the northeast of the county. The bodies of another man in his 20s and a man in his 50s were later found on adjoining land.

Officers were called to the address at daybreak on Monday morning when a woman in her 60s warned firearms may have been discharged at her home.

Officers initiated their critical firearms incident response, and negotiators attempted to make contact with anyone in the property during the morning.

After 1pm, officers approached the house where they found the first body with gunshots wounds.

An aerial search revealed the other two bodies.

An Irish spokesman said preliminary indications suggest both of those had gunshot wounds.

A full investigation has been launched, and the state pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau are to visit both scenes.

The Irish police spokesman added: "An Garda Siochana is not looking for any other persons in connection with this incident at this time."

Additional reporting by PA

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