South East Wales

Newport shooting: Police wait to quiz estranged husband

Police at the scene of fatal shooting in Seabreeze Avenue, Newport
Image caption Police are still examining forensics evidence gathered at the scene of the shooting last Thursday

Police say it is still too early to question a 49-year-old man who was critically injured in a shooting in which his estranged wife died.

Christopher Parry suffered gunshot wounds to the head while his wife Caroline, 46, died in the incident in the centre of Newport last Thursday.

Mr Parry is now in a stable condition at the city's Royal Gwent Hospital.

Gwent Police said medical specialists will decide when he is well enough to speak with officers.

A spokeswoman for the force said: "His condition has improved slightly and Mr Parry is now described as stable.

"But it's too early to say when our officers will be able to speak to him about last week's events."

Lying on ground

Police are continuing to speak to witnesses and looking at forensic and CCTV evidence as they continue their investigation into the shooting.

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

Residents reported hearing three gunshots before finding the couple lying on the ground.

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

At the weekend police said officers had removed three firearms which were "legally held" by Mr Parry from a property in Cwmbran.

It is understood Mrs Parry 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.

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