Two men die in shooting on farm in County Antrim
NewsTuesday 17 September 2013
Two men have been killed in a shooting on a farm near Glenarm, County Antrim that took place on Friday afternoon (13th Sept 2013).
The two men who died in the shooting have been named as Arthur Gibson, 61, and Michael Murphy, 37.
The police were called to the farm at around 17:15 BST on Friday after a report that both men had been discovered with fatal wounds.
According to the BBC, it is understood that Mr Murphy, who worked on the farm, shot his employer Mr Gibson, and then turned the gun on himself.
The funerals for the two men are set to take place later this week and the police are no longer looking for anyone else in relation to their deaths.
Mr Gibson lived alone on the farm and Mr Murphy worked for him and lived in Glenarm Village with his partner and four children. A gun was recovered from the scene.
Mr Gibson’s neighbour, Stephen Montgomery, told the BBC: "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."
Mr Murphy's funeral will take place on Tuesday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Glenarm. Mr Gibson's funeral will take place the following day at the same church.
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