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Man and woman killed in UK shooting incident

The scene of the shooting
The scene of the shooting

A man and a woman have died in a shooting in a village near King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK.

The pair, both aged in their late 40s, were found dead just after midnight on Tuesday in Magdalen, Norfolk police said.

The man was found in the front garden of a house in Stow Road, while the woman was found inside.

Detective Superintendent Paul Durham said: "We are in the very early stages of the investigation and while I understand how shocking the news of this incident must be for neighbours of the two people involved and other local residents, I can reassure them that we are putting all our efforts into establishing the circumstances surrounding their deaths."

Neighbours said they believed the man and the woman who died were a couple.

Forensic teams are searching the house, and the road to the property remains closed while investigations continue.

Concerned parents of children from nearby Magdalen Village School took to Facebook after the road leading to the school, Park Crescent, was temporarily closed.

A member of staff confirmed this morning that traffic was being allowed in and out of the school.

Councillor Sandra Squire, whose Wimbotsham with Fincham Ward borders Magdalen, saw the cordoned off area when she dropped off her children - who are aged six and nine - this morning.

Mrs Squire said: "From the off, there were messages coming through on Facebook because the people who live on our side couldn't get through the way we would have usually gone. At first we thought it was a road accident.

"You can bet on other mums to know what is going on, and when we found out the mood was very sombre, we were shocked. Magdalen is a tiny village, most people don't even know it exists. We are completely stunned. It's horrendous.

"No one is confirming any names, but some of the parents live down that way, they are all in shock.

"What concerns me most as a school governor is the road block for the incident is where some of the kids walk past. It is transition week anyway, which is very unsettling, so this is even more unsettling for them. Nothing gets past kids.

"It is so shocking in a really tiny village and a tight-knit community. It's going to take a while for everyone to get over this."