Husband, wife and son found shot dead inside house in suspected murder-suicide
The bodies of a woman in her 60s and a man in his 20s were found inside the home in Lisowel, County Kerry in Ireland
Three people have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Ireland, police have said.
The bodies of a woman in her 60s and a man in his 20s were found inside the home in Lisowel, County Kerry, while the body of a man in his 60s was also located outside, the Irish Mirror reports.
All three had gunshot wounds, and all three were located on the grounds of the house.
A firearm was also discovered at the scene, investigators said.
A garda spokesperson said they are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident at this time.
They said: “Gardaí in Listowel are currently at scene of an incident at a domestic residence in North County Kerry, this evening, Tuesday 7th September, 2021.
“Gardaí attended a scene and located the body of a female (60s) and a male (20s) inside the dwelling. The body of a male (60s) was discovered outside at the rear of the dwelling. All three bodies have gunshot wounds. A firearm has been recovered at the scene.”
Parish priest of Lixnaw Fr Anthony O’Sullivan told The Irish Times: “There is a feeling of numbness in myself. The community will be in the same frame of numbness. We are all in a sense of shock.”
Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae said the incident was hard to comprehend.
Speaking to the Irish Mirror, he said: “It’s shocking and beyond belief what has happened.
“It is just shocking and saddening that such a tragedy would happen in a community.
“This is an awful thing to happen and hard to comprehend.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved and their extended families.”
Acting justice minister Heather Humphreys posted on Twitter described the killings as “unimaginable”.
He wrote: “My deepest sympathies to all impacted by the truly awful tragedy in Lixnaw.
“The shock and devastation being felt by the family and the community is unimaginable.
“An Garda Síochána is engaging with the local community and will carry out a full investigation.”