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Newport Shooting: Woman Dies And Man Injured
A woman has died after a shooting incident which also left a man in hospital.
Armed officers were called to Willenhall Street in Newport, South Wales, at 8.45am where they found the pair in a serious condition.
They were both been taken to the city's Royal Gwent Hospital but the 46-year-old woman later died.
The 49-year-old man remains in hospital where he had been undergoing surgery.
A spokesman for Gwent police said officers were called to the scene after reports of gunshots being fired.
He said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
"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.
Witnesses told local media they saw two possible victims lying on the floor on either side of a car.
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.