Gang break into home and shoot man dead, seriously injuring his girlfriend

Mikołaj and Elzbieta Wilk Polish nationals living in Ballincollig Cork before the horrific Cork murder at the weekend. Pic Facebook

It is understood the investigation comes after man who has since been named as 35-year-old Mikolaj Wilk, died following an attack it his home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Mrs Wilk's injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Another woman, aged in her 30s, and two children under the age of six, were also in the house at the time of the attack but were unharmed.

Speaking this morning to Patricia Messinger on C103's Cork Today show, Ms Deryng said that Mikolaj's wife, Elizbieta, is undergoing surgery for the injuries she suffered in the attack. The injured parties were later taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment.

In a press conference, Superintendent Colm O'Sullivan said Wilk had left a family behind as well as many friends living in the Polish community.

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Police said Wilk died in the hospital, despite the efforts of all medical teams involved.

After the armed men fled the scene, a auto was found burned out in the Waterfall area around five miles away. Gardaí believe the vehicle was a BMW 3 series.

The murder scene is now sealed off and gardai are continuing their house-to-house inquiries.

Forensic examinations of both scenes were initiated and Gardaí are appealing for information. Wilk, also known as Nick, ran a garden maintenance business in the area and had lived in Ireland for a number of years.

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