A 27-year-old man has died and a man in his 70s is fighting for his life in hospital after being double stitched in Cork.
The young man died after suffering an apparent stab wound to his chest following an incident at a Carrigaline housing development in the early hours of Saturday.
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 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.
A 75-year-old man was also discovered at the scene with serious stab wounds and was taken to Cork University Hospital, where he is in serious condition.
The body of the deceased remains at the crime scene, which is currently being preserved.
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.
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 train station on 021 4947120, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
The investigations are ongoing.
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