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Man dead following shooting incident

Man dead following shooting incident

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 20s 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 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.

Ralph Riegel