A 27-year-old man has died and his 75-year-old father is fighting for his life in hospital after being double-stabbed in Cork.
The young man, locally known as Shane Murphy, died after being found with a serious stab wound to his chest following an incident at a Carrigaline housing development in the early hours of the morning.
Shane was a well-known golfer and pitch-and-putt player in the area and competed nationally and internationally.
His father Patrick “Weeshie” Murphy remains in serious condition at Cork University Hospital.
Despite desperate attempts to help the man, he was pronounced dead before he could be taken to hospital.
A 42-year-old man was arrested by Gardaí in connection with the incident. The man in custody is believed to be known to the deceased.
The violent incident happened at 3:30 a.m. in the Sea View Avenue housing development.
Gardaí arrived at the scene to find the 27-year-old man seriously injured with apparent stab wounds to his chest.
75-year-old Patrick Murphy was also discovered at the scene with severe stab wounds.
He was taken to Cork University Hospital where he remains in serious condition.
Shane Murphy’s body was removed from the scene earlier this morning. An autopsy will be performed on his remains.
A full forensic examination will be conducted by experts from the Garda Technical Bureau later in the day.
Gardaí have requested the assistance of the state pathologist and a full post-mortem will be carried out at Cork University Hospital (CUH) today (Saturday).
The arrested man is currently held at Gurranabraher Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire described the incident as “devastating” and added that it was “impossible to understand”.
“Devastating news came from Carrigaline this morning. Totally shocking, impossible to fathom. Such a young life was taken from me. MP Ó Laoghaire wrote on Twitter.
Fianna Fáil local councilor Seamus McGrath said news of the second man’s killing and injury was a “devastating blow” to Carrigaline.
Cllr McGrath said the victim, who is being treated in hospital for his injuries, has lived in Carrigaline for many years and is “well known and loved” in the community.
“The area around Sea View Avenue is a very quiet, populated area. It is a great shock for us that something like this can happen. It’s a devastating blow and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims,” Cllr McGrath told Independent.ie.
Local Fine Gael Councilor Jack White described the incident as a “huge shock” to the community and said everyone in Carrigaline’s thoughts are with the family at this time.
Cllr White said the property on Sea View Avenue in Carrigaline is a quiet area and said the tragedy came as a great shock and “with great sadness” to the local community.
Gardaí are appealing early in the morning to anyone in the Carrigaline and Passage West areas who may have noticed activity that has caught their attention or who can help Gardaí to contact them at Togher Garda Station on 021 4947120, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
The investigations are ongoing.
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