A 24-year-old man has died after being stabbed in the town of Mallow, Co Cork.
The incident occurred on Bridge Street in the centre of the town at around 8.30pm last night.
According to local gardai, an altercation broke out between two men which resulted in the victim being stabbed.
The young man suspected of the fatal stabbing is known to gardaí and searches were taking place last night as gardaí sought to locate him to speak to him about the attack.
The attack may be linked to an earlier row in the nearby town of Buttevant.
The scene was preserved by gardaí last night and roads closed off for a number of hours while a technical examination was carried out.
There have been no arrests at this stage though updates in the case are expected soon.
Last night’s killing is the fourth separate death in Cork in the space of six weeks and follows the death of father of four, Patrick Ginty O’Donnell (36) during a row at Willie Andies bar at New Square in Mitchelstown on June 1st.