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.
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.”
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".
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.
A forensic investigation is being carried out at a house in Bircotes in North Nottinghamshire, where a man has been found dead and a woman critically injured. The area is currently cordoned off as David Hirst reports.