Murder probe launched after Exmoor woman dies from gunshot

A man is in police custody while fighting for his life following the incident in Winsford, near Dulverton

Police in Winsford

A woman has died from a gunshot wound in a small Exmoor village, sparking a murder investigation.

The probe has been launched in Winsford, five miles north-west of Dulverton, on the Somerset side of the border.

A large response of police units remain at the scene this morning (February 24), with police cordons in place.

An Avon & Somerset police statement reads: “We have launched a murder investigation after a woman was shot in a property near Minehead.

“We were called to reports of what appeared to be the noise of a gunshot at a property in Winsford at about 2.30pm on Saturday.

Police in Winsford

“A woman was seriously injured by a gunshot wound. Despite receiving treatment at the scene, she sadly died shortly afterwards.

“A man is in police custody. He was also injured, suffering life threatening injuries and was airlifted to hospital. He remains in a critical but stable condition.

“The area remains cordoned off by police officers, who are providing reassurance and support to people in the area.

“Crime scene investigators are carrying out a detailed examination of the scene.

“Enquiries into the incident – which is believed to be self-contained – are continuing as officers’ piece together exactly what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and and give the call handler the reference number 5220043924.

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