Second death after shooting

A 67-year-old man has died in hospital today. John Zurick was taken to hospital following a shooting incident in Winsford on Saturday 22nd February.

He had severe shotgun injuries and died from those injuries earlier today. A post-mortem examination will now be carried out and a file will be prepared for the Coroner’s office.

A 56-year-old woman, formally identified as Deborah Zurick, was pronounced dead at the scene of Saturday’s incident. A post-mortem examination confirmed she died from shotgun injuries and her death is being treated as murder.

DCI Neil Rice, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, explained  “This is a tragic incident and detectives, investigators and crime scene specialists are working closely with local uniformed officers to examine the scene and reassure the local community. Dedicated liaison officers are also supporting family members and friends through this difficult time.”

However DCI Rice also noted that the Police “are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident, and our focus is now on supporting those affected by it, and completing our enquiries so we can provide a file of evidence to the Coroner’s office for Somerset.

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