File for DPP following post mortem exams in Cork farm shooting case

Post mortem examinations on the bodies of three men who were found dead at a farm in Co. Cork after a shooting incident on Monday (October 26) have been completed.

An Garda Síochána says a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the coroner in relation to the case at a farm at Assolas, Kanturk, Co. Cork.

Gardaí will not be revealing the details of the post mortem examinations on the bodies of the three men; 23-year-old Diarmuid O’Sullivan, his brother 26-year-old Mark O’Sullivan and their 59-year old father Tadgh O’Sullivan.

Alarm raised

The alarm was first raised with gardaí in Kanturk around 6:30 on Monday morning. A woman in her 60s alerted neighbours that a firearm had been discharged at her home.

An Garda Síochána initiated its critical firearms incident response. The scene of the incident, a family home, was contained by local uniform and plain clothes Gardaí, supported by the Armed Support Unit.

Around 1:00pm on Monday, gardaí entered the house and found the body of Mark O’ Sullivan.

They subsequently located the bodies of Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Tadhg O’Sullivan on land about half a kilometre from the house.

A number of firearms were also taken from the scene.

Post mortem examinations

The bodies of all three men were removed from the scene and taken to Cork University Hospital (CUH) for post mortem examinations.

Gardaí have confirmed this evening that the examinations have been completed.

The cause of the incident is not yet known and gardaí say “no further details are available” at this time.

A family liaison officer was appointed following the incident and a special incident room was set up in Kanturk. Gardaí are not looking for any other persons in connection with the incident.

The community in Kanturk and wider surrounding area is said to be in shock and trying to come to terms with the sudden tragedy.

Gardaí have requested privacy for the family involved.