Fist-fight at wedding where pair were shot, says priest

The priest at the Co Fermanagh wedding where a man was shot dead has described a sense of tension before the shooting occurred.

Fist-fight at wedding where pair were shot, says priest

The priest at the Co Fermanagh wedding where a man was shot dead has described a sense of tension before the shooting occurred.

The incident happened outside St Mary's Catholic Church in Newtownbutler, near the border.

The victim was flown to hospital in police helicopter, where he later died.

A second man - aged in his 30s - received non-life-threatening injuries.

It is believed that the wedding involved members of the Travelling Community and that they were not locals.

Father Michael King described yesterday's events as a "tragedy".

"It came to a fist-fight, and that tension was there all the time until this unfortunate and tragic incident," he said.

Fr King

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