Husband, wife and son dead with gunshot wounds in ‘murder-suicide’ horror

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The bodies of a husband, wife and son have been discovered in a suspected murder-suicide bloodbath.

All three died from gunshot wounds and their bodies were discovered at the shocking scene in Lixnaw, near Listowel, Ireland.

It is understood the three individuals are all part of the same family. A woman in her 60s and a man in his 20s were found inside the house while the body of a man in his 60s was located outside the back of the home.

Gardai are currently at the scene of the incident, while the State Pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau have been contacted, the Irish Mirror reports.

The area is currently preserved and investigations are ongoing.

A police spokesperson said they are currently not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

They said: "Gardai in Listowel are currently at the scene of an incident at a domestic residence in North County Kerry, this evening, Tuesday 7th September, 2021.

"Gardai attended a scene and located the body of a female (60s) and a male (20s) inside the dwelling. The body of a male (60s) was discovered outside at the rear of the dwelling.

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"All three bodies have gunshot wounds. A firearm has been recovered at the scene."

Irish government minister Heather Humphreys tweeted: "My deepest sympathies to all impacted by the truly awful tragedy in Lixnaw. The shock and devastation being felt by the family and the community is unimaginable.

"An Garda Síochána is engaging with the local community and will carry out a full investigation."

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Kerry TD told the Irish Mirror: “It’s shocking and beyond belief what has happened. It is just shocking and saddening that such a tragedy would happen in a community.

"This is an awful thing to happen and hard to comprehend. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved and their extended families.”

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