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Wiltshire Police have confirmed that the body of a former inspector with the force was discovered at a property in Devizes.
Concerned neighbours raised the alarm after hearing gun shots at the house on Saturday morning.
Wiltshire Police have issued a statement thanking the community in Devizes for their support as they continue to investigate the deaths of a former officer and his partner.
Forensic officers are conducting a search of a property in Devizes, Wiltshire where the bodies of a former policeman and his partner were discovered yesterday.
A police spokesperson said they hoped to release the identities of the deceased later this afternoon.
A firearm was recovered at the scene where a retired police inspector and his female partner were found dead on Saturday morning in Wiltshire, police have said.
Detective Chief Inspector Ian Saunders from Wiltshire police has said: "The investigation continues to try and establish what led to this tragic incident.
"We have recovered a weapon from the scene. My working assumption is that weapons were discharged and the victims had sustained some form of gunshot wounds."
Post-mortem examinations will be carried out today.
Officers are not looking for anybody else in connection with the shootings, which happened on Moonrakers estate in Devizes.
A man found shot dead along with a woman at a property in Devizes was a retired police inspector with 30 years' service, Wiltshire Police has said.
The pair were found dead at a property in Wiltshire yesterday morning after neighbours alerted the police having heard gunshots.
Detective Chief Inspector Ian Saunders said the man, who has not been named, retired about five or six years ago.
The spokesman said a post-mortem examination was still to take place, but that both victims appeared to have sustained gunshot wounds.
A man and woman have been found shot dead at a property in Wiltshire, police have confirmed.
The bodies were found when police were called to a home on the Moonrakers Estate in Devizes yesterday morning.
The families have been informed but formal identification of the deceased has not yet taken place, Wiltshire police said.
A spokesman said a post-mortem examination was still to take place, but that both victims appeared to have sustained gunshot wounds.