Community shocked by farm shootings
A farming community in Northern Ireland has been devastated after a farmer and one of his workers were found shot dead in an isolated farmhouse, the Ulster Farmers' Union said.
The men were discovered at the secluded property around a mile from the quiet Co Antrim village of Glenarm on Friday evening.
They were farm owner Arthur Gibson, 61, and labourer Michael Murphy, 37.
Detectives are working to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and have returned to the scene this morning along with forensic experts to carry out a detailed examination.
Post-mortem examinations will be carried out in the next few days.
Ulster Farmers' Union deputy president Ian Marshall said: "The farming community in the area is close-knit, members work with members, everyone knows everyone else.
"The community will be shocked at this, people work with each other and people help each other."
At this stage it is understood police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the double shooting.
Mr Murphy had worked for Mr Gibson for many years.
A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) spokesman said: "Detectives are aware of speculation regarding this incident and say they are examining a number of possible scenarios and lines of enquiry and it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time."
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