BREAKING: Three bodies have been discovered in Kanturk following a critical firearms incident

At around 6.30am the alarm was raised after a woman in her 60’s alerted neighbours that firearms had been discharged at her home

Gardai were informed that three  men were present in the house, and that one man  may have suffered from gunshot wounds. Further gunshots were heard locally and gardai were mobilised on ground and the air support unit was also deployed

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

An aerial search of adjoining lands led to the discovery of a man n his late 50’s and a man in his 20’s – preliminary indications indicate both bodies have gunshot wounds.

Both locations have been declared crime scenes and the gardai have 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.

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