A Catholic Irish bishop has been gunned down and killed in the US.
Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell was shot and killed in south Los Angeles in California.
The 69-year-old cleric was born in Cork and educated in Dublin at All Hallows College.
After his ordination into the priesthood, he spent almost half a century working in the US and has served in the Los Angeles Diocese since 1979.
It is understood the shooting occurred at lunchtime yesterday (Sat) at a property at Janlu Avenue in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County.
The victim involved suffered a single gunshot wound to the torso.
It is unclear if the Irish cleric was the victim of an attempted robbery, a targeted attack or an accidental shooting.