Police launch W. Somerset murder investigation
A shooting in Winsford, near Minehead on Saturday (22nd February) has now turned into a murder investigation.
Avon & Somerset Police were called following reports of what appeared to be the noise of a gunshot at a property at about 2.30pm. They discovered a woman who had been seriously injured by a gunshot wound. Despite receiving treatment at the scene, she sadly died shortly afterwards.
A man is in police custody. He was also injured and suffered life threatening injuries and was airlifted to hospital. He remains in a critical but stable condition.
Crime scene investigators are carrying out a detailed examination of the scene. Police describe the incident as being “self contained” presumably implying no-one else is suspected of being involved.
However the area around the property remains cordoned off by police officers, who are providing reassurance and support to people in the area.
Crime scene investigators are carrying out a detailed examination of the scene.