3 Dead After A Shooting in English Town of Spalding

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Emergency services at the scene near Castle Swimming Pool after three people including a suspected gunman have been shot dead in Spalding, Lincolnshire on July 19, 2016

Three people, including the suspected gunmen, have been killed in a shooting near a swimming-pool in the north-eastern British town of Spalding.

Tuesday’s shooting happened close to Castle Swimming Pool, two women and a man are believed to have been killed in the shooting. “Despite the best efforts of everyone at the scene the patients were pronounced dead”, an ambulance spokesperson told the BBC.

Lincolnshire police told the BBC that there is “no indication” that it is a terror-related incident and no shots were fired at officers.

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Gun violence is rare in the U.K., in 2011 there were 0.06 gun homicides per 100,000 people in Britain and Northern Ireland. The last high-profile shooting happened in June, when British MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death.

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