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Man and woman killed in fatal Roscommon shootings

A 44-year-old man and 30-year-old woman were found dead in two cars in Cloonfad, Co Roscommon, last night.

The Co Roscommon town of Cloonfad, near the Mayo border, where the two people were found shot dead last night.
The Co Roscommon town of Cloonfad, near the Mayo border, where the two people were found shot dead last night.
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Updated, 13.55

GARDAÍ IN ROSCOMMON are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal shootings of two people in a town in the county.

A 44-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were killed in the incidents, which occurred between some time between 9:30pm and 12 midnight.

The man was found dead in a silver Volkswagen Passat car at around midnight, in the town of Cloonfad, close to the border with Mayo. Shortly after 1:30am, the woman was found dead – in a separate silver Passat – at Springvale, a short distance away.

Both scenes have been preserved, and Gardaí have established an incident room at Castlerea station.

It is understood that the deaths are being treated as a murder-suicide.

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The State Pathologist has been summoned, as have Garda technical examiners.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call Gardaí in Castlerea at (094) 9621630.

They can also contact the Garda Confidential line at 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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