Couple in fatal Nottinghamshire shooting named locally

A 37-year-old man who was found dead at a house in Nottingham suffered suspected shotgun injuries. A woman, 33, was also found with shotgun injuries and her condition is serious but stable. Two uninjured children were also discovered by officers.

Couple in fatal Nottinghamshire shooting named locally

Shani Cockerell remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Credit: Ross Parry

A man and woman involved in a fatal shooting in Nottinghamshire have been named locally as Paul White and Shani Cockerell, his long-term partner.

Police believe 37-year-old White shot his partner, 33-year-old Cockerell, before turning the gun on himself.

Paul White, named locally as the man who shot his partner before shooting himself. Credit: Ross Parry

Two children were in the house at the time, but were uninjured. Ms Cockerell is in a "serious but stable" condition in hospital.

Neighbours say the couple have been together for many years.

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Police believe shotgun death man 'was the offender'

Police believe a Nottinghamshire man shot a woman at his home before turning the gun on himself, officers revealed today.

Detectives investigating the death of the 37-year-old man in Bircotes say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shooting.

Det Ch Insp Mel Bowden said they believe a 33-year-old woman, who lived with the man at the same address, was "the victim" in the incident.

She was found with shotgun injuries and was today in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

We are satisfied that the injured female was a victim in this incident.

Until a post mortem examination is carried out next week we will not be in a position to formally identify the deceased.

However, we believe he was the offender in this case and will not be looking for any further suspects.

– DCI Mel Bowden, Nottinghamshire Police

Two children were also in the house at the time of the attack, which happened in the early hours of yesterday, but were not injured.

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Man found dead suffered shotgun injuries

A man who died at a house in Nottingham suffered suspected shotgun injuries, police have said.

The 37-year-old was found in the bedroom of a house in Galway Road, Bircotes, at around 12.50am.

A man was found dead at a house in Bircotes this morning. Credit: ITV Calendar

A 33-year-old woman also found at the address was taken to hospital with shotgun injuries and her condition is serious but stable.

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

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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.

Woman suffers serious injuries after Nottingham death

A woman has been taken to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after being found by police at a house Nottingham, police have said. A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said:

The force was called to Galway Road at about 12.50am. A man was found dead at the property.

A woman and two children were also at the property. The children have been safely removed and are uninjured.

The woman has been taken to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

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