Gardai have launched a murder investigation after a 65-year old man was found with stab wounds in an apartment in the city in the early hours of this Sunday morning.
22 months after the last unlawful killing in the city, Gardai are now hunting the perpetrator of the latest murder when the man was pronounced dead after 3am when uniformed members arrived at the scene.
The victim, known locally as Patrick Redmond from Limerick, was found in a 1st floor apartment with the wounds that led to be fatal.
Two apartments were preserved for forensic and technical examinations.
A post mortem carried out this Sunday afternoon at the University Limerick hospital and the results have now determined that Gardai are now on a manhunt in this the first murder in the city in almost two years.
Originally from Dublin, Mr Redmond had been living in a first floor apartment in The Mount Kennett apartment block for a number of years.
The 65-year old father of three is understood to have died after sustaining a single puncture wound to the back.
Gardai are now appealing for assistance of the public.
Superintendent Daniel Keane is appealing for information and has appealed to anyone who may have witnessed or heard anything to come forward and contact Gardai on 061 212400.