Tragedy as family found dead in Kerry in suspected murder suicide

Tragedy as family found dead in Kerry in suspected murder suicide

A WOMAN and two men have been found dead at a property in rural County Kerry in what Gardaí suspect was a murder-suicide.

Gardaí are investigating a major tragedy in Lixnaw, some 13 kilometres from Listowel, after the bodies of three members of the same family were discovered at a house last night.

The bodies of a woman in her 60s and a man in his 20s were found inside the house, and the body of a man in his 60s was found shortly afterwards, outside the back of the property.

Sources told The Journal that the horrific discovery was made by a neighbour at around 9pm.

All three had suffered gunshot wounds, and a firearm was found at the scene.

A statement from An Garda Síochána confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the deaths, which is being treated as a suspected murder-suicide.

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A Garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí in Listowel are currently at scene of an incident at a domestic residence in North County Kerry, this evening.

"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.

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

"An Garda Síochána are not looking for any other person in relation to this incident, at this time."

Investigations continue.