Police said a woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found suffering from gunshot wounds just before 11pm on Sunday. Officers were today hunting two men who were in the house at the time who are thought to have fled the area.
A 27 year-old man, who also cannot be named, has been arrested in connection with the shooting.
The pair were seen fleeing the semi-detached house in Hinckley, Leics., in a dark coloured car.Curious. Those same 'legal reasons' also prevented the street itself from being named.
Oh, and no speculation as to why this should happen, either!
Potential reasons for the shooting also cannot be reported.Curious...
The occupier of the house is thought to have separated from his pregnant girlfriend in the days before the shooting.
She arrived at the scene with a friend and spoke briefly to reporters today.
The 20-year-old, who declined to give her name, or her boyfriend's, said: "We had a little argument and I moved out.
"We're separated at the moment. The first thing I heard about something happening was when my friend called me. I don't know who the person who shot was, and I haven't heard from my boyfriend. No one will tell me what is happening."Well, today, all is (sort of) revealed:
A family has paid tribute to a "devoted" mother-of-two who was shot dead in a house last weekend. Hayley Pointon's body was found in a house in Sunnydale Road, Hinckley, on Sunday night.Hmmmm. Could the news blackout just have been because they were waiting to inform the next of kin? It's possible, but I've never seen this level of secrecy before.
Oh. Wait! What about those arrests?
Police said the murder investigation was continuing.
Two men, aged 29 and 36, who were arrested in connection with the incident earlier this week have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
A 27-year-old man who was arrested at the scene of the shooting has been released without charge.Oh. So the 'turn up and arrest everyone in sight' tactic didn't work? Again?
Detective Superintendent Tom Davies, from East Midlands Major Crime Unit, said: "This continues to be a dynamic investigation and we're still seeking the assistance of the public with any information about this incident."Well, I think you've used rather the wrong word there, and I'm not sure how the public are supposed to help if you can't tell them what, where or who....