Post mortem due on woman killed in Cavan shooting

 

A post mortem is due on a woman who died following an accidental shooting in Co Cavan yesterday. A garda spokeswoman said: "The shotgun was accidentally discharged."

The incident occurred in the home of the woman in Ballyheelan in Kilnaleck about 2pm. Gardai said another family member had picked up the shotgun and it discharged accidentally.

The woman, who has yet to be named, was taken to Cavan General Hospital and the State Pathologist's office was informed.

Officers were examining the circumstances surrounding the woman's death.