A MAN WHO was shot dead in Australia has been named locally as Damian Conlon from Sligo.

A 57-year-old man arrested by police in relation to the incident has been refused bail after appearing in court.

In a statement today, New South Wales said that initial inquiries indicate that the two men were known to each other. 

The incident happened in the town of Oberon, which is west of Sydney. 

Police were called to a house on Jenolan street, shortly after 8 am yesterday, where they found the victim with a gunshot wound. He was treated by paramedics, but died at the scene. 

A crime scene was established at the house which police say was “examined by specialist forensic police, and a firearm was seized for further examination.”

57-year-old Luke Simon was arrested by officers from the Chifley Police District at the house. 

ABC and 7NEWS Australia reports that Simon is set to spend seven weeks in custody ahead of his next court appearance, having been charged and refused bail at a court hearing on Friday. 

The case has been adjourned until April and the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed it is offering consular assistance to the family of the victim.  

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