2 dead, 1 seriously injured in Ireland shooting

  • 12/10/2015
(Jared Mason/3 News)
(Jared Mason/3 News)

A police officer and another man have been shot dead and a woman seriously injured in a shooting at a house in Ireland, police say.

Sunday's shooting (local time) occurred at a home near Omeath, County Louth, close to the border with Northern Ireland.

"Two people (adult males) have been fatally injured and one adult female seriously injured as a result of this incident," a statement from national police service An Garda Siochana said.

"We can confirm that one of the deceased was an on duty member of An Garda Siochana."

The police officer was responding to a call about a domestic disturbance, Irish media reported.

The shooting occurred in the same county where Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead in 2013, the first police officer to be fatally shot on duty since 1996.

Gerry Adams, who represents the Louth constituency as a lawmaker and is the president of the left-wing nationalist party Sinn Fein, said he was "shocked" at the news.

"My thoughts and sympathies are with the families of those who have died," Adams said in a statement.