Father and his two sons in their 20s are found shot dead in suspected murder-suicide after neighbours heard gunshots at their Irish home dad to be gifts
- Officers rushed to property in north-east County Cork, Ireland, on Monday
- Man in his 20s was found in a bedroom of a property at Assolas, Kanturk
- Another man in his 20s and a man in his 50s were found on adjoining land
- Men have been named locally as brothers Diarmuid and Mark O’Sullivan and their father Tadgh dad to be gifts
A father and his two sons have been found dead in what is being treated as a suspected murder dad to be gifts
Officers rushed to the property in north-east County Cork, Ireland,
at around 6.30am on Monday after being alerted to a ‘critical firearms incident’.
The body of a man in his 20s was found in a bedroom of a property at Assolas, Kanturk,
before the bodies of another man in his 20s and a man in his 50s were found on adjoining land.
The men have been named locally as brothers Diarmuid and Mark O’Sullivan and their father Tadgh.
Garda Superintendent Adrian Gamble confirmed all three were from one family, and all had suffered gunshot wounds.
He said: ‘A short time earlier, a female in her 60s alerted neighbours that a firearm had been discharged at her home. dad to be gifts
‘Gardai were then informed that three males were present in the house, and that one may have suffered gunshot wounds. dad to be gifts
‘Throughout the course of the morning and early afternoon, Garda
negotiators attempted to make contact with people that may have been in the house.
‘Shortly after 1pm, members of the emergency response unit approached the house and
sadly, the body of a male in his 20s, with a gunshot wound was discovered in a bedroom. No other people were present.’
The two other bodies were later found on adjoining land.
Mr Gamble said a number of firearms were found at the scene and seized.
He added: ‘Preliminary indications show that both men had suffered
tragic gunshot wounds. I confirm that all three deceased men were from the one family.’
Local representatives said the tragedy had left the community ‘numb.’
Fianna Fail councillor Pat Hayes said: ‘It’s a tragedy for the family. dad to be gifts
Our thoughts, sympathies and prayers go out to them at this very difficult time. dad to be gifts
Police officers rushed to the property in north-east County Cork, Ireland, at around 6.30am on Monday
A full investigation has been launched, and the state pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau are to visit both scenes
‘It has come as a real shock to the community. We’re a very close knit community here and to be honest with you,
Fine Gael councillor John Paul O’Shea said: ‘Everyone is deeply saddened and shocked by this tragedy.
‘My thoughts go out to the family and the wider community of Castlemagner and Kanturk as they come
‘There is a strong and determined community spirit in Castlemagner and the community dad to be gifts
there I know will rally around their families, neighbours and friends in the coming days as they deal with this tragic loss.’ dad to be gifts
Gardai indicated on Monday that they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.
Officers were at the address from 6.30am on Monday after a woman in her 60s raised the alarm that firearms
They initiated their critical firearms incident response, and negotiators attempted to make contact with anyone
After 1pm, officers approached the house where they found the first body with gunshots wounds.
An aerial search revealed the other two bodies.
A Garda 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 Garda spokesman added: ‘An Garda Siochana is not looking for any other persons in connection with
However an appeal has been made for witnesses or information, with anyone who may be
able to assist asked to contact investigating Gardai at Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450, the Garda Confidential dad to be gifts