Police are not looking for others after family shot dead in car park

Charlotte Hart and her mother Claire. Pic: Instagram.

Charlotte Hart and her mother Claire. Pic: Instagram. - Credit: Instagram

A community in a quiet market town is still reeling today after the deaths of three people.

A scenes of crime officer at the scene near Castle Swimming Pool in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Photo: C

A scenes of crime officer at the scene near Castle Swimming Pool in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Lance Hart, 57, a delivery driver, is believed to have killed his wife, Claire, 50, and 19-year-old daughter Charlotte with a shotgun, before turning the weapon on himself.

Police and paramedics battled to save the two women, whom they found gravely injured near Castle swimming pool in Spalding, at around 9am yesterday.

Mr Hart was already dead, and no shots were fired by police.

Investigators later went to the family home in Hatt Close, Moulton, where one neighbour described Mr Hart as 'always caring' and a 'very nice guy'.

Spalding deaths: Pictures David Bale

Spalding deaths: Pictures David Bale - Credit: Archant

The resident, who gave his name as Peter, said: 'Lance worked as a delivery driver for a builders' merchants. He was a very nice guy.

'He went out of his way to be helpful, so it comes as a great shock.

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'He was full of the joys of spring. His kids had left home and they were going to downsize and find a bungalow in the village.'

Temporary Supt Paul Timmins said: 'CPR was attempted on both women and I am sad to report that both women have died.

'We believe a shotgun was involved in the incident and are currently investigating the circumstances of this tragic incident.

'We confirm that we are not seeking anyone else in connection with this tragedy.

'I can also confirm that no shots were fired by police and that this is not being treated as a terrorist incident.

'Clearly, a situation such as this for a small community like Spalding is hard to comprehend. We are working alongside colleagues from the East Midlands Major Crime Team to provide answers around what has happened.'

Schools were on lockdown following the shooting and roads were closed.

Anyone with information about the tragedy should call police on 101, quoting incident number 92 of yesterday.

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