LATEST NEWS…FARMER AND FARM WORKER DIE IN TRAGIC GLENARM SHOOTING

Police investigating the deaths of a farmer and a farm worker in Glenarm on Friday night following a double shooting

Police investigating the deaths of a farmer and a farm worker in Glenarm on Friday night following a double shooting

TWO men – believed to be a farmer and a farm worker – were found dead in Co Antrim on Friday evening following a tragic shooting incident.

It is understood the victims, one in their 50s and the other in their 40s, were pronounced dead at the scene of a farmhouse on the Feystown Road in Glenarm.

Both are well known and respected in the area.

Forensic officers spent the evening at the scene carrying out a fingertip search.

However, detectives are not looking for anyone in connection with the shooting.

A firearm has been recovered from the scene for a forensic examination.

Uniform police were called to a property on the Feystown Road around 5.15 pm.

It followed an emergency call that both men had been found with fatal wounds.

The PSNI said: “An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deaths is underway.”

Local politicians on Friday night expressed their shock and horror at the double deaths.

SDLP councillor Martin Wilson said:¬†“The whole community will be united in their sense of grief at this shocking and disturbing occurrence.

“Both men were well-known and their untimely deaths will be met with disbelief by those living in the community.

“All our thoughts and prayers are surely with the families at this very difficult time.”

North Antrim Sinn Fein MLA Oliver McMullan said people in Glenarm, a small village with a population of less than 600, were stunned at the double fatality.

‘People are just in disbelief. They are shocked and horrified at the news.

“It’s a very close-knit community in that Feystown area and everybody knows everybody very well.”

Mr McMullan said both of the men who died were well known in the local area and he expressed his sympathy to their families.

 

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