Three people killed in shooting near Spalding swimming pool

The funeral will take place this morning of two woman who died in a shooting near a swimming pool in Lincolnshire last month.

Claire Hart and her 19-year-old daughter Charlotte Hart died after being shot at the Castle Sports Leisure Complex in Spalding

The gunman, Lance Hart, killed himself following the attack.

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Tributes to 'polite and caring' Charlotte Hart

Charlotte Hart went to Spalding High School between September 2008 and July 2015. Credit: Facebook

Tributes have been paid to Charlotte Hart who was shot dead outside a swimming pool in the town yesterday.

It is believed the 19-year-old's father Lance killed both Charlotte and her mum Claire before turning the gun on himself.

In a statement, Spalding High School where she was a student said it was "deeply shocked and saddened" to hear about the death and described her as "an exemplary student in every way".

Charlotte was an exemplary student in every way, who showed incredible kindness and empathy towards others. Charlotte had many close friends and her polite and caring nature endeared her to all who met her. Charlotte was incredibly driven to achieve her dream of studying midwifery at university and was successful in the extremely competitive interview process, where her personal qualities shone through. Academically, Charlotte excelled and her final grades were a tribute to her hard work and dedication. It is our students who make Spalding High School such a unique and special place to be and to lose Charlotte is devastating to us all.

Our thoughts and sincerest condolences are with Charlotte’s brothers, her family and friends at this time.

– Spalding High School

University of Northampton where Charlotte was a student said the teenager was 'well liked and extremely hard working'.

“The students and staff at the University of Northampton are deeply saddened to hear of Charlotte’s death.

“Charlotte was lovely young woman, who’s quiet, friendly manner served her well with her academic studies at University and during her clinical placement with Kettering General Hospital. Charlotte was well liked and extremely hard working throughout her studies; as well as when she was playing for the University of Northampton Students’ Union Lacrosse team.

“Charlotte was a lovely person, who will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends at this difficult time.”

– Mary Huntley, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of Northampton

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