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Woman shot dead in Winsford west Somerset

A woman in her 50s has been shot and a murder investigation has been launched in west Somerset.

Police were called to a property in Winsford after reports of a gunshot at about 2.30pm on Saturday 22 February.

Officers say the victim was seriously injured when they arrived, and despite treatment she died shortly after.

A 67 year old man - who is in custody - was also injured by a shotgun. He was airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries and now remains in a stable but critical condition.

A second woman, who is being treated as a key witness, was found nearby and uninjured.

Investigations are underway at the property and a cordon remains in place.

This is a very serious incident in which a woman has lost her life and we are deploying family liaison officers to support the next of kin.

The scene remains cordoned off so further forensic enquiries and searches can take place over the next few days.

We’re grateful to the local community for their support and understanding, and I’d urge anyone with concerns or questions to speak to a member of the local neighbourhood team who’ll be carrying out extra patrols over the coming days.

– Det Supt Julie Mackay, of the Major Crime Investigation Team
Crime scene investigators are carrying out a detailed examination of the scene. Credit: Devon Live