6.30am: The alarm was raised by Ann O’Sullivan, who is in her 60s, that firearms had been used in the family home at Assolas, between Kanturk and Castlemagner. She said one of three men in the house may have suffered gunshot wounds.
A media blackout on the incident was requested by gardaí. Throughout the morning, gardaí remained at the scene, trying to make contact with the occupants of the house.
Members of the Emergency Response Unit approached the house and found the body of one man, in his 20s, in a bedroom of the house. No other persons were present in the house.
Two other men — one aged 59, and the other in his 20s — were found in a nearby field. They both had suffered gunshot wounds. They were both dead. The three men have been named locally as Tadhg O’Sullivan, and his two sons, Diarmuid and Mark.
The media blackout was lifted and gardaí said they were not looking for anybody else as part of their investigation. The office of the State Pathologist was informed and the Garda Technical Bureau were tasked to the two scenes.