Irishman dies in shooting incident in Australia
The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance.
An Irish man has died following a shooting incident in New South Wales in Australia.
According to New South Wales Police, officers in Oberon were called to Jenolan Street in Central Tablelands at 8am on Thursday (9 February) where they found the body of a man with a gunshot wound.
In a statement, the police said that though the man has yet to be formally identified, they believe he was in his 30s.
Meanwhile, RTÉ reports that the man is believed to have been originally from Sligo.
In a statement to JOE, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs said:
"The Department of Foreign Affairs is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance.
"As with all consular cases, the Department does not comment on the detail of individual cases."
New South Wales Police also said a 57-year-old man was arrested at the house and taken to Bathurst Police Station to assist with inquiries.
A crime scene was established which was examined by specialist forensic police and a firearm was seized for further examination.
Following inquiries, the 57-year-old man was charged with murder and refused bail, and he is set to appear in Bathurst Local Court on Friday.
Initial inquiries suggest the two men were known to each other.