Monday 16 July 2018

41-year-old man dies in shooting accident

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Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

A man has died following a shooting incident in Cork.

The incident occurred shortly after 4.30pm on Plunkett Rosd in Ballyphehane on Cork’s south side.

Emergency services were alerted and paramedics raced to the scene.

However, the man (41) was pronounced dead before he could be transferred to Cork University Hospital.

Initial indications are that the shooting was entirely accidental and may have involved the inadvertent discharge of a firearm - understood to be a shotgun - which was being prepared for a hunting expedition.

Gardai have commenced door to door enquiries in the area to determine the precise sequence of events.

However, one garda source said that all the early indications are that the incident involved a tragic accident.

A man who was at the scene of the tragic incident is currently assisting gardai with their inquiries into the precise circumstances of what happened.

A garda spokesperson said gardai are investigating the shooting. However, the spokesperson said gardai are not looking for anyone in relation to the incident at this time.

The man's body has been taken to the morgue at Cork University Hospital, where a post mortem is expected to take place tomorrow.

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