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Garda shot in the head in Kerry incident dies from his injuries

A GARDA who apparently shot himself once in the head at his girlfriend's house, has lost his battle for life.

Garda Adrian Hickey, a plain clothes drugs officer who was based in Tralee, Co Kerry, died at Kerry General Hospital

The Garda Ombudsman is investigating the incident which occurred in a house in Lisard, Tralee, Co Kerry, at 4am on Sunday.

The commission has said it does not believe there were any suspicious circumstances related to the incident.

Gardai are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.

The young garda was stationed in Tralee, but is originally from Co Cork.

He had been critically ill in the intensive care unit of the hospital. It is understood he was off duty at the time.