South East Wales

Newport shooting: 'Legally held' shotguns recovered

Emergency services at the scene
Image caption Armed police were called to the scene after reports of gunshots

Police investigating the fatal shooting of a woman in Newport have recovered three shotguns belonging to her estranged husband.

Caroline Parry, 46, was shot in Seabreeze Avenue, Newport, on Thursday.

Her husband - named by Gwent Police as 49-year-old Christopher Parry - also suffered gunshot wounds and remains in a critical condition.

Police said officers had removed firearms which were "legally held" by Mr Parry from a property in Cwmbran.

The couple had been found lying injured in the road on Thursday after reports of gunshots.

It is understood Mrs Parry, who was a mother, had recently moved out of her home in Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, and was living in Newport.

Their relationship problems had been known to Gwent Police and the Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating.

A Gwent Police spokesman said: "Officers investigating the fatal shooting of 46-year-old Caroline Parry who died on Thursday have recovered a small number of firearms from an address in Croesyceiliog in Cwmbran.

"The firearms were legally held by 49-year-old Christopher Parry who is the husband of Caroline.

"He remains in a critical condition at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.

"Police are not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident."

Gwent Police said it had an received an excellent response from the community and officers were "currently working towards putting together a clearer picture of what happened in the lead up to and the events on Thursday in Seabreeze Avenue".

A spokesman added: "However, we continue to appeal for more information from anyone who can enrich that picture.

"We know that many people were starting their day and may have passed through commuting to work."

Image caption Armed police were called to the scene at 08:45 after gunshots were heard

Police said they intended to speak to Mr Parry as part of the inquiry should his medical condition improve.

In the aftermath of the incident scores of tributes have been paid to Mrs Parry.

As well as messages of support online, flowers have been laid close to the scene.

One message attached to a fence read: "To my beautiful lifelong friend Caroline, I will miss you so much. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. You were taken far too soon."

And another attached to a bouquet of flowers read: "To my darling sweet Caroline. I miss you so much. My darling visit me when you can."

On Thursday Gwent Police's armed officers were called to Seabreeze Avenue at 08:45 BST where the pair were found with serious injuries.

Both were taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital where Mrs Parry later died.

People living near the scene described how they had heard gunshots and had seen the two people lying injured on the road.

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