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Man in his 60s arrested after fatal shooting in rural area near Macroom

The alarm was raised just before midnight last night.

The N22 near Macroom
The N22 near Macroom
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Updated Oct 24th 2018, 10:55 AM

GARDAÍ IN CORK have arrested a man in his 60s after a man in his 50s was shot dead near Macroom.

The incident occurred outside the Cork town at Raleigh North last night. 

The alarm was raised at approximately 11.40pm last night, and gardaí attended the scene where the man was being treated for an apparent gunshot wound. 

He was pronounced dead a short time later. 

The man in his 60s is currently being detained at Bandon Garda Station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

The body of the deceased remains at the scene which is currently being preserved, and the Office of the State Pathologist has been notified.

Investigating gardaí have requested the assistance of the Garda Technical Bureau, and an incident room has been set up at Macroom Garda Station. 

Gardaí added that its investigation is ongoing and updates will follow.

Anyone with information or who was in the Raleigh North area between 10.30pm and midnight last night is urged to call contact Macroom Garda Station on 026 20590, the Garda Confidential line in 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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