fatal shooting

  • A Garda who was shot and seriously injured in Castlerea last night has died from his injuries.

    The shooting incident took place on Main St in the town shortly before midnight.

    It's understood an ambulance crew that were in the area treated the detective, but he has since passed away from his injuries.

    In a statement, An Garda Siochana says it's with deepest sadness that they have confirmed the death of a colleague.

    His identity will be confirmed once family and relatives have been informed.

    Midwest News understands the detective's firearm was taken from him and he was shot a number of times with the gun.

    The incident occurred near the AIB Bank on Main Street.

    One man was arrested and is being detained at Castlerea Garda Station.

    Main St and St Patrick Street are sealed off this morning as forensic examinations get underway.

    Castlerea-based Councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice says the shooting incident has shocked the local community....

  • A ceremony will take place in Co Roscommon this afternoon to mark the 40th anniversary of the fatal shooting of two Gardai near Loughglynn.

    Detective Garda John Morley and Garda Henry Byrne - both from Knock - lost their lives at Shannon's Cross on 7th July 1980, after responding to a call about a bank robbery in Ballaghadereen.

    The Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is among those attending today's ceremony at the memorial monument at Shannon's Cross, which gets underway at 2pm.

     Road closures are in place from 1 to 3pm to facilitate people attending the service.

    Church bells will ring out in Loughglynn, Fairymount, Ballaghadereen, Castlerea and Knock at 2.20pm - the time the incident happened 40 years ago today.

     

  • A man in his 80s arrested after a shooting at Coogue, Aughamore, Ballyhaunis has been released without charge.

    A farmer in his 60s was shot dead in the incident shortly before midnight on Tuesday.

    A post-mortem examination was completed yesterday evening, but the results aren't being released for operational reasons.

    A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

    The victim has been named locally as Brendan Kilduff, of Sallyhernaun, Knock.

    Gardai say investigations into the incident are continuing.

    An elderly man arrested at the scene was released without charge last night, and a file is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

  • A man in his 60's was shot dead near Ballyhaunis last night.

    Gardai say the fatal shooting occured in Aghamore just before midnight.

    A man in his 60's was pronounced dead at the scene, which is being preserved for technical examination.

    A man in his 80's has been arrested in relation to the incident and is being detained at Castlebar Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

    Gardai are appealing for anyone with information to contact Claremorris Garda Station at 094 - 9372080 or the Garda Confidential line 1800 666 111

     

  • A post-mortem examination is underway at Mayo University Hospital on the body of a man in his 60's who was shot dead near Ballyhaunis last night.

    A pathologist from the State Pathologist's office carried out a preliminary investigation earlier this afternoon at the rural farmhouse in Coogue, where the shooting took place just before midnight.

    A man in his 80's is still being detained at Castlebar Garda Station in connection with the incident, and Gardai say their enquiries are continuing.

    Both men were known to each other, and locals believe the deceased may have been mistaken for an intruder by the older man  - but this has not yet been confirmed.

    Local parish priest Fr Richard Gibbons was called to the scene in the early hours of this morning.

    Speaking to Midwest News, he's described the incident as a tragedy, and says the local community has been numbed by news of the fatal shooting.

     

  • The State Pathologist is due to arrive shortly at the scene of a fatal shooting near Ballyhaunis last night.

    A man in his 60's was shot dead at a house in Coogue, and a man in his 80's has been arrested.The fatal shooting occurred shortly before midnight.

    It appears the deceased man was visiting the older man, and Gardai are investigating the circumstances which led to the shooting.

    Both men were known to each other, and locals believe the deceased may have been mistaken for an intruder but this has not been confirmed.

    The scene at a rural farmhouse near Coogue school has been sealed off pending a forensic examination.

    Supt. Gabriel Moran has confirmed that the State Pathologist and scenes of crime investigators are due at the house early this afternoon.

    The remains of the deceased man will then be taken to Mayo University Hospital for post-mortem examination.

    The homeowner, a man in his 80's who was arrested in relation to the incident is still being detained at Castlebar Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

    His period of detention has been extended by a further 6 hours.

    Coogue is in the parish of Knock, and parish priest Fr Richard Gibbons was called to the scene in the early hours of this morning.

    Speaking to Midwest News, he's described the incident as a tragedy....