Northern Ireland

Post-mortem examinations due for Glenarm shooting victims

Forensic investigators at the scene of the shooting at the farm in Glenarm

Post-mortem examinations are due to be carried out later on the bodies of two men who died in a double-shooting in Glenarm, County Antrim.

Sixty-one-year-old Arthur Gibson and 37-year-old Michael Murphy were found dead at a farm on the Feystown Road on Friday night.

A gun was recovered from the scene.

The police say they are not looking for anyone else and are following a definite line of enquiry.

Mr Gibson owned the farm and lived there alone. Mr Murphy worked for him.

He lived in Glenarm village with his partner and four children.


Stephen Montgomery, a neighbour of Mr Gibson, said: "Art, obviously a very close neighbour of ours, was very well respected in the farming community for his knowledge of farming and has done a lot of work in the area, to the grounds and stuff.

"It's just a shock, it's a real tragedy for the village.

"I did know both men, Michael's children go to the school where my wife works and Art would be back and forward all the time around the farm - he's a good neighbour."

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