A man in his 60s has died in a shooting in Cronelea, Shillelagh in Co Wicklow tonight.

The shooting occurred at around 6.30pm at a farmhouse.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A garda investigation is under way and a man in his early 60s has been arrested.

A firearm was recovered at the scene.

It is understood that gardaí are following a definite line of inquiry and are not looking for anyone else at present.

The arrested man is being detained at Baltinglass Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

The scene has been sealed off and the Office of the State Pathologist has been notified.