Arrested Over Kilrush Body Find

A man has been detained in connection with the discovery of a body in Co Clare.

The body of the 27-year-old was found outside a house in Kilrush this morning.

The victim was found shot dead in the garden of a house on O'Gorman Street at around 10.30am.

Gardaí have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the incident after he presented himself at Kilrush Garda Station.

A firearm has also been recovered.

Gardaí said the 24-year-old was arrested shortly before 1pm and is currently being held in Kilrush Garda station under the Offences Against the State Act. He can be held for up to 72 hours.

The area has been sealed off and a Garda Technical Unit has been called in as well as the office of the State Pathologist.

It is understood the victim had been living in the area.


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