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Arrest made over shooting death

An elderly man has been arrested after another elderly man was found shot dead in a house.

The dead man, aged in his 60s, died in the home at Cronelea, Shillelagh Co Wicklow.

Gardai said the dead man suffered gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

A firearm was found at the house and a man in his early 60s was arrested. He was taken to Baltinglass Garda station for questioning under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

The scene of the shooting was sealed off and the State Pathologist's office notified.


From Belfast Telegraph