Tuesday, 19 July 2016

3 family members killed in shooting

Police tape

Three members of a family have been killed in a shooting near a swimming pool in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.

The BBC understands Lance Hart, 57, his wife Claire Hart, 50, and their daughter Charlotte Hart, 19, were killed in the shooting in Spalding.

Lincolnshire Police had earlier said the suspected gunman was among the dead and said they were not looking for anyone else over the incident.

Police said they believed a shotgun was used.

Charlotte Hart and Claire Hart

The shooting happened near the Castle Swimming Pool in Pinchbeck Road at about 09:00 BST.

One local woman, who asked not to be named, said to the BBC: "We heard all the police cars earlier this morning - they were absolutely everywhere, tearing around.

"We didn't hear any shots, nothing at all, only the dozens, literally dozens, of police cars."
District councillor Gary Taylor, who represents Spalding Castle ward, said: "It's terrible news and local people are very shocked. It's a very quiet place, gun crime does not exist in this area at all."

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted: "Shocking events in Spalding, Lincolnshire. My thoughts are with the victims and their families."

Source: BBC