Police are continuing to question two people arrested in connection with a double shooting in which a mother-of-three was gunned down in her own home in an apparent domestic incident.
The woman, named locally as Clare Sly, and a man, believed to be her partner, were shot dead at the house in Laneside Gardens, Walsall, in the early hours of Friday morning.
Two people - a 23-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman - have been arrested. West Midlands Police confirmed that the man in custody was related to one of the dead.
Neighbour Carol Robinson, who has lived in the area for 43 years, said Miss Sly worked at a local primary school and had three sons - one in his early 20s and two around 10 years old.
Neighbours said Miss Sly was a teaching assistant. The other victim was 43.
A police spokesman said that all four people involved were known to each other. Speaking to reporters at the scene of the killings in the Birchalls area of the town, Superintendent Keith Fraser said detectives were treating the shooting as an isolated incident and stressed that there was no need for the local community to be concerned for their safety.
Mr Fraser said the arrests were made "in the locality" and within an hour of emergency services arriving at the scene shortly after 1.30am. A gun was recovered from the house where the victims were found.
Police officers, PCSOs and forensic experts were at the end-terrace house throughout the day and the cul-de-sac remained cordoned off last night.Officers could also be seen at a second house opposite the murder scene, which neighbours said was the home of Miss Sly's elderly mother.
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