Three family members found dead in Co Kerry home 2 months ago

Three family members found dead in Co Kerry home

Tragic news this morning.

Three members of the same family have been found dead in a home in Co Kerry.

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Gardaí were called to a premises at Ballyreahan between the villages of Lixnaw and Kilflynn in north Kerry at 9pm last night.

The bodies of two people, a woman in her 60s and a man aged 23, were discovered with fatal gun shot wounds. The body of a man in his 60s was later discovered near a neighbour's home. A firearm was also discovered close by.

RTÉ News reports that Gardaí are not looking for anybody else in relation to the incident, which is being treated as a double murder suicide.

An investigation has been launched but a motive has not yet been identified.

The two scenes, inside the house and outside near the neighbour's home, will be examined by the Garda Technical Bureau later today.

A pathologist from the State Pathologist's Office will also examine the scene before the bodies are removed to University Hospital Kerry

Post mortems are due to take place soon.

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