Man dead and woman seriously injured in Bircotes

An investigation is underway after a man was found dead at a house in Bircotes, Nottinghamshire this morning. A woman was also taken to hospital with serious injuries, while two children were found uninjured.

condition of shooting victim improves

Shani Cockerell Credit: Ross Parry

The condition of a woman who suffered gunshot injuries in Bircotes, North Nottinghamshire, on December 27th has improved. Thirty-three-year-old Shani Cockerell was found with critical injuries at a house in Galway Road in the early hours.

She was taken to hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition showing further improvement in the last few days. Police believe she was shot by her partner, 37-year-old Paul White, whose body was also discovered at the property.

Detective Inspector Ash Wilson is leading the investigation. He said: “This incident happened over the Christmas period at a house in which two very young children slept. It has devastated two families, who now face a new year having to try to come to terms with what has happened.”

Gunshot victim's condition improves

The condition of woman who suffered gunshot injuries in Bircotes on Friday 27 December 2013 has improved.

33-year-old Shani Cockerell was found with critical injuries at a house in Galway Road in the early hours of the morning.

She was taken to hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition showing further improvement in the last few days.

The body of a man, Paul White, was also discovered at the property.

Police believe Mr White shot her before turning the gun on himself.

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Bircotes shooting: pictures of couple

Seriously injured: Shani Cockerell Credit: Ross Parry

Pictures have been released of the man killed and the woman injured in a shooting at a house in Bircotes, North Nottinghamshire. The dead man has been named locally as 37-year-old Paul White. Police believe he shot his partner, 33-year-old Shani Cockerell before turning the gun on himself.

They say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shooting - and that Ms Cockerell was a "victim".

Fatally shot: Paul White Credit: Ross Parry

A post mortem examination on Mr White will be held next week. Ms Cockerell is described as being ''serious but stable" in hospital. Local residents say the couple had been together for many years.

Man found dead in Bircotes house had 'shotgun injuries'

Police say a man who died at a house in north Nottinghamshire in the early hours of this morning suffered suspected shotgun injuries. The 37-year-old was found in the bedroom of a house in Bircotes.

A 33-year-old woman was also found at the address with shotgun injuries. She is currently being treated in hospital and her condition is serious but stable.

Two children who were also in the house at the time were uninjured.

A post mortem examination will be carried out to determine the cause of death of the man who is believed to have lived at the address with the injured woman.

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Police believe shooting took place at Bircotes home

Galway Road, Bircotes, Nottinghamshire Credit: ITV Calendar
Cordon in place at house on Galway Road Credit: ITV Calendar

Forensic investigators have now arrived at a house in Bircotes where it is believed a shooting took place in the early hours of this morning.

Police say they will be carrying out a detailed inquiry throughout the day as they try to establish how one man died and a woman was left seriously injured.