Gardaí have found the bodies of three men in two locations following a shooting incident on a Co Cork farm.

Gardaí were called to a farm at Assolas, Kanturk, Co Cork, at 6.30am on Monday after a woman in her 60s alerted neighbours that firearms had been discharged at her home.

Gardaí were informed that three men were in the house and one had gunshot wounds.

On arrival at the scene, gardaí were told that further gunshots had been heard locally.

Throughout the morning, Garda negotiators attempted to make contact with any persons in the house. After 1pm members of the Emergency Response Unit approached the house and the body of a male in his 20s, with a gunshot wound, was discovered in a bedroom of the house. There was no one else in the house.

The Garda Air Support Unit helicopter began an aerial search of the adjoining lands.

At approximately 1.40pm two further bodies, a man in his late 50s and a man in his 20s, were discovered in adjoining lands, both with gunshot wounds.

An Garda Síochána has begun a full investigation into all the circumstances of the incident. The State pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau have been contacted and are on the way to both scenes.

The Irish Times reports that the incident may be connected to a dispute over a will and the future inheritance of a 150-acre farm.

Gardaí are not looking for any other people in connection with the incident at this time.

However, they are appealing to anyone who may have any information which may assist in the investigation to contact investigating gardaí at Mallow Garda Station 022-31450, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666 111 or any Garda station.