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Tragic incident in Balheary


  • Registered Users Posts: 678 ✭✭✭ wirehairmax

    There appears to have been an accidental fatality in balheary yesterday. Condolences to the mans family on their loss.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR

    Ah no... that is awful. Very sad, RIP.

    I have seen it myself at some ranges that people do become a little complacent with firearms, as if "sure im at a shooting range, what could happen here".

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,293 ✭✭✭ TheBoyConor

    There is the possibly that he intentionally shot himself.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR

    There is the possibly that he intentionally shot himself.

    Did you read the article?

    "The victim was found dead, having suffered a gunshot wound, by another person who had arrived at the range in Swords on Sunday afternoon."

    EDIT: The article is a little hazy. It also states "Gardaí were working on the theory that the man was fatally wounded when alone and that the incident was not noticed for some time."

    Very hard to know what happened.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,293 ✭✭✭ TheBoyConor

    The article is a bit ambiguous.

    To me that reads that the other person found the body, but they did not shoot them. The comma between "wound" and "by" makes it read this way. The other person had just arrived and found the body on arrival.

    What were the deceased circumstances does anyone know?

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 40,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sparks

    Folks, a little more sensitivity to the family and a little less speculation for the moment please. There'll be time enough to figure out what happened and what, if anything, needs to be done as a result of this.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ Gorgeousgeorge

    RIP poor divil

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,293 ✭✭✭ TheBoyConor

    RIP. Whatever it was that happened, it is a terrible shock to the family.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass

    My deepest, and heartfelt, condolences to the family of the man involved on what must surely be a sudden and tragic loss.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭ p28559

    very sad accident. a real tradegy for his family and friends.

    not easy for whom ever found him and for the people running the facility who probably knew the man well

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,330 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45

    From Firearms United Ireland our condolences to the bereaved on this tragic loss.

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone

    As someone who has suffered personally from a suicide in the family (an all too common occurance in Ireland), one of the aspects i found the most upsetting and disagreeable, was people speculating and pry as to why. One twit went so far as to visit the local garda station not once, but three times to find out why, before the sergeant gave him a mouthful. Any berevement is traumatic. So leave it at condolences and the reason doesn't matter.

  • Registered Users Posts: 441 ✭✭ jb88

    A tragic and unfortunate accident by all accounts. Condolences to his family