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Cork shooting: One man dead after Ballyphehane incident

By Ralph Riegel

Published 26/04/2016

Man in his 40s was pronounced dead
Man in his 40s was pronounced dead

A man has died following a shooting incident in Cork.

The incident occurred shortly after 4.30pm in Ballyphehane on Cork’s south side.

Emergency services were alerted and paramedics raced to the scene.

However, the man, understood to be in his 40s was pronounced dead before he could be transferred to Cork University Hospital.

Initial indications are that the shooting was entirely accidental and may have involved the inadvertent discharge of a firearm - understood to be a shotgun - which was being prepared for a hunting expedition.

Gardai have commenced door to door enquiries in the area to determine the precise sequence of events.

However, one garda source said that all the early indications are that the incident involved a tragic accident.

A man who was at the scene of the tragic incident is currently assisting gardai with their inquiries into the precise circumstances of what happened.

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