Somerset shooting: Woman dies and man suffers life-threatening injuries

Will Taylor
News Reporter
A woman has died after being shot. (PA Images)

A woman has died after being shot and a man who received life-threatening injuries has been taken into custody following an incident in Somerset.

Police were called to a property in Windsford, near Minehead, at 2.30pm on Saturday to a report of a gunshot.

The woman had suffered serious injuries from a gunshot wound and died despite receiving treatment at the scene.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said a man is in custody in connection with the incident.

“He was also injured and suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to hospital,” he said.

“He remains in a critical but stable condition.

“The area remains cordoned off by police officers, who are providing reassurance and support to people in the area.

“Crime scene investigators are carrying out a detailed examination of the scene.

“Inquiries into the incident – which is believed to be self-contained – are continuing as officers piece together exactly what happened.”