Gardaí Appeal For Any Information In Relation To Suspected Murder-Suicide In Lixnaw

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GARDAI in Listowel have commenced a criminal investigation into a fatal firearms incident which occurred at a domestic residence near Lixnaw, yesterday.

At approximately 8.30pm, yesterday Tuesday, Gardaí in Listowel received a call from a member of the public concerned for the residents of a domestic dwelling at Kilfeighney, Lixnaw. Local uniform and plain clothes gardaí attended the scene.

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The body of a female, 56 year old Eileen O’Sullivan,  and her son Jamie (24), were subsequently discovered in the house.  Both bodies appear to have suffered gunshot wounds.

In a follow up search of the outdoor site the body of a male, Eileen’s partner Mossie (63) was discovered at the boundary of the rear yard, also with gunshot wounds. A firearm was recovered in proximity to his body.

The scene has been preserved overnight and this afternoon the Garda Technical Bureau has commenced a forensic examination, this examination is ongoing.

Dr. Margot Bolster, Locum Assistant State Pathologist, has also attended the scene.

The bodies of all three persons have been removed to University Hospital Kerry, Tralee where state post mortems will take place.

The result of the post mortem will determine the course of the investigation but preliminary findings are that all three persons died as a result of the gunshot wounds.
An Garda Síochána is not looking for any other person in relation to this investigation, at this time.

A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to the extended families of the deceased and An Garda Síochána will support the families during this personal tragedy for them.  An Garda Síochána appeals for privacy for the family at this time.

An Garda Síochána is also conscious of the severe impact this incident has on the tight knit community here in Kerry and they are appealing to this community or any other persons who may have any information in relation to the tragic events in Kilfeighney, Lixnaw to contact investigating Gardaí at Listowel Garda Station on 068 50820, the Garda Confidential Number 1800 666.

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