Jehovah's Witness shot dead at home

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A businessman died and his wife was critically injured after a double shooting at their Cornwall home.

Adam Hustler, 41, from Porth Kea, near Truro, died of his injuries following the attack on Saturday. His wife, Amanda, was badly injured.

A 23-year-old man, believed to be the former boyfriend of the couple's daughter, was arrested at a house in Penzance yesterday in connection with the shooting.

He is being treated in hospital for self-inflicted facial injuries which police said were not connected to his arrest. It was unclear whether his injuries were firearm-related.

Police went to the house on Saturday following a 999 call. Mr Hustler and his wife were taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske, Truro, where Mr Hustler died of his injuries.

Mrs Hustler, 40, was later transferred to Derriford hospital in Plymouth. She was believed to have been shot twice and was said to be in a critical condition.

The couple's daughter, Danielle, was believed to be in the house at the time of the incident, and is helping police. Officers said they had also found the gun believed to have been used in the shooting, a .22 hunting rifle.

Mr Hustler was the managing director of a drain-clearing company in Truro, Clear-Flow Ltd.

Mr Hustler was described by a representative of the Jehovah's Witnesses, to which the couple belonged, as a "generous" man.

Tim Mears, of the Jehovah's Witnesses, said: "Adam Hustler was a loving husband and father. He was a generous and caring person who thought the world of his wife and daughters."