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Family members who died in suspected murder-suicide in Kerry named

Three family members who died in a suspected murder-suicide in north Kerry have been named locally.

Eileen O'Sullivan and her 23-year-old son Jamie were shot dead at their home in the townland Ballyreehan, near Lixnaw in north Co. Kerry, last night.

The body of Eileen's partner, Mossie, was found in a nearby field alongside a shotgun shortly afterward.

Parish priest Anthony O'Sullivan, who gave the family the last rites, says the community is in shock.

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"You read about this, you may see... that it happens in other places - you may associate it with other places", he said.

"But when it's your own place, it brings it home to us, the sadness and the tragedy of it."

Image: Gardaí, file copy. 

 

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