Three dead following shooting incident in Cork
The incident occurred at a family home in Kanturk on Monday.
Three men have died following a shooting incident in Cork.
At approximately 6.30am today (Monday 26 October), Gardaí in Kanturk were alerted to a critical firearms incidents at Assolas in Kanturk.
A short time earlier a female in her 60s alerted neighbours that firearms had been discharged at her home.
Gardaí were informed that three males were present in the house, and that one male may have suffered from gunshot wounds.
Gardaí from Kanturk responded to the scene arriving shortly afterwards and were informed that further gunshots had been heard locally.
The scene of the incident, a family home, was contained by local uniform and plain clothes Gardaí supported by Armed Support Unit.
An Operational Commander was assigned to control the incident supported by the 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 then provided by the HSE National Ambulance Service.
Throughout the morning Garda negotiators attempted to make contact with any persons in the house.
After 1pm on Monday, members of the Emergency Response Unit approached the house.
The body of a male in his 20s was discovered in a bedroom of the house with gunshot wounds.
No other persons were present in the house.
The Garda Air Support Unit helicopter then commenced an aerial search of the adjoining lands, when at approximately 1.40pm, two further bodies, a male in his late 50s and a male in his 20s, were discovered in adjoining lands.
Preliminary indications show that both bodies have gunshot wounds.
The Garda Critical Incident response has now 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.
An Garda Síochána is not looking for any other persons in connection with this incident at this time.
However, An Garda Síochána is appealing to any person who may have any information which may assist in the investigation of the incidents which occurred this morning to contact investigating Garda at Mallow Garda Station 022 31450, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.