Compit Hills shootings: Pair found dead with gun wounds

  • 2 December 2012
  • From the section Norfolk

A man and a woman have been found dead in gardens on a Norfolk housing estate.

The pair had both sustained gun wounds during an incident on the Compit Hills estate, in Roughton, Norfolk Police confirmed.

Officers were called at about 14:50 GMT to the estate, of Roughton Road, near Cromer.

The woman, thought to be in her 40s, was found in the front garden of a house and the man, in his 50s, was found in a rear garden nearby.

"Officers can confirm that both the woman and the man are thought to have died from gunshot wounds", police said in a statement.

Det Supt Peter Hornby, who is leading the inquiry, said: "Whilst I understand this is a very shocking incident for the neighbours of the two people involved, I can reassure them that, at this stage, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with it."

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