Three dead following suspected murder-suicide in Kerry

The bodies of a woman and two men were discovered at a domestic residence in North Kerry on Tuesday evening.
Three dead following suspected murder-suicide in Kerry

Three people have died following a shooting incident in Co Kerry.

Gardaí from Listowel are currently at the scene at a residence in the north of the country where the bodies were discovered.

The body of a woman, aged in her 60s, and a man, aged in his 20s, were found inside the dwelling, while the body of a second man, aged in his 60s, was discovered outside the rear of the dwelling.

All three bodies had gunshot wounds and gardaí said a firearm was recovered from the scene.

According to The Irish Times, it is believed the incident was a double homicide and suicide, with the three understood to be a husband, wife and son.

The woman's body was reportedly discovered in the house at Ballyreehan, Lixnaw shortly after 9pm, at which point the alarm was raised.

The State pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau have been contacted and the scene is currently preserved.

Investigations are ongoing however gardaí said they are not looking for any other person in relation to the incident at this time.

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, you can freephone the Samaritans 24 hours a day for confidential support at 116 123 or email Alternatively, the contact information for a range of mental health supports is available at

In the case of an emergency, or if you or someone you know is at risk, dial 999/112.

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