Saturday 25 May 2019

Tragic death of man outside Garda station

Town shocked as 40-year-old found dead inside car parked 'right outside' station

Brendan Keane

The Gardai in Enniscorthy are investigating the circumstances surrounding a tragic death that occurred close to their station in the early hours of Monday morning.

A spokesperson for the force said the body of a 40-year-old man was discovered in a car parked 'right outside the door' of the Garda station at around 2 a.m.

He was discovered by a Garda who was leaving the station to carry out a night patrol. It's believed the man, who was from the Outlart area, died from a gunshot wound.

'The investigation is ongoing and a file is being prepared for the coroner but it looks like it was a tragic incident,' said the spokesperson.

'He was found by a Garda who was leaving the station to go on patrol,' he added.

It's believed the deceased man worked in the construction industry and had a partner and two children.

Enniscorthy Guardian