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Man arrested after two women shot dead at house in St Leonards

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two women were shot dead at a house in St Leonards in East Sussex.

Police said the victims, aged 32 and 53, were known to the suspect.

Two other women, including one who is pregnant, were led to safety by officers at the scene on Bexhill Road.

Armed police were called in at 7.43pm on Friday Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Both women were uninjured but were taken to hospital suffering from shock.

Armed police were called to the house at 7.43pm on Friday 16th March.

The area was cordoned off by officers Credit: Eddie Mitchell

A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder two hours later and remains in custody.

A firearm was also seized.

The road was closed by police Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Police said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shootings.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting Operation Winlot.

Ambulance staff were called to the scene. Credit: Eddie Mitchell

"Tragically two women aged 32 and 53 have died after being shot and our thoughts are with their family and friends."

"We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident but we are appealing for any witnesses to come forward."

– Jason Tingley, Detective Chief Superintendent, Sussex Police
Credit: Eddie Mitchell
Credit: Eddie Mitchell