A father is believed to have shot dead his wife and teenage daughter in a small market town – before killing himself.1shooootLance Hart is understood to have killed his wife Claire, 50, and daughter Charlotte, 19, with a shotgun before killing himself. The shootings happened near a pool in Spalding at about 9am.

Witnesses said swimmers in the pool heard the shootings and a centre manager rushed out to find the injured bleeding on the ground.  Paramedics arrived at Castle Swimming Pool shortly afterwards by air ambulance and fought to save the three injured, but to no avail.

One school – nearby Spalding Grammar School – was put in lockdown and the sports centre and pool were closed. One local man, who did not want to be identified, said: “From what I understand a man shot himself and his family.” ¬†Officers raided a house in Hatt Close, Moulton, Spalding, which one resident in the street claimed was linked to the shooting.