Spalding triple shooting: Police probe tragic incident

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting in Spalding earlier this morning which killed three people.

As previously reported, three people including the suspected gunman were shot shortly after 9am on Pinchbeck Road in Spalding near the Castle Swimming Pool.

No shots were fired by Lincolnshire Police and the force is not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Ambulance crews attempted to treat the patients but all three were pronounced dead at the scene.

Cordons around the scene of the triple shooting remain in place and people are being advised to stay away from the area at the present time.

A spokesperson for the force said that an investigation into the shooting was ongoing and that there was “no indication” that this was a terrorist-related incident.

East Midlands Ambulance Service said in a statement: “We received a call at 09:04 this morning reporting gun shots on Pinchbeck Lane, Spalding.

“Our ambulance crews and Paramedic Officer were sent to the emergency and told to approach with caution.

“Upon arriving at scene our paramedics treated three patients who had gunshot wounds. Despite the best efforts of everyone at the scene the patients were pronounced dead.

“This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the friends and families of those involved.”

South Holland district councillor Gary Taylor, who represents Spalding Castle ward, said: “It’s terrible news and local people are very shocked.

“It’s a very quiet place, gun crime does not exist in this area at all. It’s shocking news.”

A news conference will be held in Spalding at 4pm.