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By Alex Rhodes

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  1. Spalding shootings: Our Live coverage closing

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    That's it for Lincolnshire Live today on what has been a shocking and tragic day. 

    I hope we've managed to keep you informed on the developments in Spalding, we'll be back from tomorrow at 8:00am with all the latest.

    Join us then. 

    Key points from today:

    Three people have been shot dead in Spalding

    Residents 'terrified' after shootings

    Schools in area initially in lockdown

    Reports man has killed family members and shot himself

    BBC understands it has names of those dead

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    Image caption: Three people suffered fatal gunshot wounds in Spalding on Tuesday
  2. Spalding Shootings - watch: Police media conference

    Here's the video of Supt Paul Timmins at Spalding Police station reading a prepared statement as part of a media conference by Lincolnshire Police this afternoon:

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    Video caption: Police press conference
  3. Spalding Shootings: Key points

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Some key points from the three gun deaths in Spalding:

    • BBC understands that suspected gunman was Lance Hart, believed to have killed daughter Charlotte and wife Claire Hart outside Spalding sports complex
    • Police say a shotgun was the weapon used, they are not looking for anyone else but want to talk to witnesses
    • Police have raided a property in Hatt Close, Moulton
  4. Pictures of the two women killed in Spalding

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    This is Charlotte (left) and Claire Hart, the BBC understands they were killed by Lance Hart in Spalding today.

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  5. The view from the rear of the sports complex

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    I'm here in Spalding at the back of the Castle Sports Complex, here's what I can see of the carpark where the shooting took place.

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  6. BreakingSpalding Shooting: Family named as dead

    The BBC understands the suspected shooter was Lance Hart and the two women were Claire and Charlotte Hart. 

    The women are understood to be his wife and daughter.

  7. Traffic and travel: Pinchbeck Road remains closed in Spalding

    BBC Travel

    Pinchbeck road is still cordoned off between the B1172 Westlode Street junction and the West Elloe Avenue junction while police continue to deal with the aftermath of this morning's shooting.

    Elsewhere the A18 is closed between the Scawby and Forest Pines Roundabout, there's been a crash and a lorry has overturned.

  8. Spalding shootings: Police tell media a shotgun was used in the killings

    Superintendent Paul Timmins (pictured below) of Lincolnshire Police said the three people who died were known to each other and a shotgun was used in the incident.

    Officers said it was not a terrorism incident and they were not looking for anyone else.

    Supt Paul Timmins
  9. Spalding shootings: Police will not confirm identities of dead

    Officers investigating the shooting of the three people in Spalding this morning say they are not ready to release their identities.

    Police were called to the Castle Sports Complex around 09:00 where two women were found fatally wounded and the subsequently died of their injuries.

    A man at the scene had already died from his injuries.

    Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shootings.

  10. Shotgun used in Spalding shootings

    Police investigating the gun deaths of three people in Spalding say a shotgun was used in the incident.

    Two women were treated at the scene near the Castle Sport Complex on Tuesday morning.

    Both of the women subsequently died of their injuries and the man was already dead.

    The three people were known to each other 

  11. Media assembled for Spalding shooting media conference

    Lincolnshire Police are due to hold a media conference shortly after the shooting of three people in Spalding:

    Spalding press conference
  12. Images from the site of the triple shooting in Spalding

    As police prepare for a media conference after the shooting of three people in Spalding here are some images from the scene:

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    Image caption: Emergency services were called to the scene around 09:00
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    Image caption: A cordon was set up around the site as details of the three deaths emerged
  13. Spalding shootings: what we know so far

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Here's a quick run-down of what we know:

    • Three shot dead in incident near Castle Sports Complex in Spalding.
    • Two women and one man believed to be killed, suspect among the dead.
    • Police have carried out a raid on a property in Hatt Close, Moulton.
    • Leader of the South Holland District Council says incident is domestic.
    • Police to hold press conference at 16:00 at Spalding Police Station
  14. 'My initial concerns were have I got a mad gunman running around my town?'

    Melvyn Prior

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The Leader of South Holland District Council, Lord Gary Porter, has been speaking to me and Scott Dalton about the incident in Spalding today.

    He says he understands the incident to be of a domestic nature, take a listen:

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    Video caption: The Leader of South Holland District Council, Lord Gary Porter, talks about Spalding
  15. More photos from the scene

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Some more photos from the scene of the triple shooting in Spalding.

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  16. Traffic and travel: Pinchbeck Road, Spalding closed in both directions

    BBC Travel

    Usurprisingly Pinchbeck Road in Spalding, the location of the shooting today, is closed as police continue to deal with the incident.

    Elsewhere there's been a crash on the A52 in Sedgebrook. The road is also closed in both directions with slow traffic.