Investigation underway after tragic death at Cork GP office 1 month ago

Investigation underway after tragic death at Cork GP office

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Garda investigation is being carried out in Cork after a man tragically died at a doctor's surgery on Tuesday night.

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A man in his 50s died at the scene at the Primary Healthcare Centre in Gooldshill in Mallow when he was fatally injured by a gunshot wound.

The man is believed to be 51 years of age and from the Aghabullogue area of Cork.

According to the Irish Examiner, the man was waiting on a doctor at the clinic between 6pm and 7pm when GardaĆ­ were alerted that there was a man with a suspected firearm in the building.

Members of the armed regional support unit were notified and were making their way to the facility when the incident occurred.

It is believed the man was alone in a room when the incident occurred, with immediate medical assistance given but he was pronounced dead at the scene soon after.

A detailed forensic examination is being carried out, and the scene has been sealed off.

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A firearm was recovered from the scene, believed to be a pistol, and is thought to be subjected to forensic and ballistics tests.

The State pathologist has also been requested at the scene and the man's body is expected to be removed to Cork University Hospital for a post-mortem to be carried out.

GardaĆ­ are treating the death as a personal tragedy and a file is set to be prepared for the coroner's court.