A ‘firearms incident’ in Spalding, Lincolnshire has left three people dead outside a swimming pool, and police have stated there is no indication the incident is ‘terrorist related’.
Lincolnshire Police confirmed three people have been fatally wounded, after they were called to the scene at around 9am on 19 July having received reports of an injured person.
In a press conference at 4pm, Temporary Superintendent Paul Timmins said that they believed a shotgun had been involved.
He also added that: “We believe all those involved were known to each other. However, we are not in a position to release their names, nor confirm their specific relationship to each other”.
Superintendent Timmins also described the situation as ‘hard to comprehend’ for the small community, and said they would be investigating alongside the East Midlands Major Crime Team.
Police have told the public to stay away from the sports centre on Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, and urged witnesses to come forward.
Messages of support flooded over social media, including from Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn.
He said on Twitter: “Shocking events in Spalding, Lincolnshire. My thoughts are with the victims and their families”.
1Life, who operate the Castle Sports Centre, have announced that the pool would be closed until 20 July.