Newport shooting: Woman dies and man in serious condition after major incident
Gwent police said the call was related to a domestic incident
A woman has died and a man remains in a serious condition after a suspected double shooting at a property in Newsport, Gwent.
Armed police were called to Willenhall Street off Corporation Road at 08:45 BST following reports of gunshots. Gwent police told the BBC that the call was related to a domestic incident.
They found the 46-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man in a serious condition. Both were taken to Royal Gwent Hospital with serious injuries.
A spokesman for Gwent Police said: "The 46-year-old female has since died and the 49-year-old male remains in surgery at this time. It is not believed anyone else is involved in the incident and both of those involved were known to each other.
"Officers have recovered a firearm from the scene
"Officers are supporting family members at this time. Willenhall Street remains cordoned off for police to carry out inquiries."
Local residents have spoken of their shock at the incident on a quiet residential street.
Councillor Majid Rahman, 25, who represents the Victoria ward, said some residents had gone to help after the shooting.
Mr Rahman said: "Some of the residents went up to the people to see if they were okay and to see if they could help. Others saw them through their home windows.
"Everyone in the area is shocked and saddened by what has happened. Residents have told me that they had seen the people around the area before.
"I don't know who they are or where they lived, there doesn't seem to be a lot of information at the moment."
Mr Rahman described Willenhall Street as a quiet, residential "new-build area".
He added: "There are no real crime issues in the area, apart from some minor anti-social behaviour. Nothing like this has ever happened round here before."
Forensic police officers are at the scene.
Additional reporting from the Press Association.
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