Victims of last night’s double shooting in two Cambridgeshire villages have been named locally as father and son, Gary and Josh Dunmore.
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder following the shootings.
Police were called to a house in Meridian Close, Bluntisham, at just after 9pm yesterday (29 March) with reports of gunshots.
They arrived to find the body of 32-year-old John Dunmore inside the house with a gunshot wound.
Then at 9.37pm, police received a call from a person in Sutton, near Ely, again reporting hearing gunshots.
The body of Gary Dunmore, 57, was found at a house in The Row with gunshot wounds and his death is also being treated as murder.
A 27-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were arrested in the early hours of today in a hotel in Cambridge.
A 66-year-old man was arrested in the Worcester area after a motorway stop by police.
West Mercia Police said the car being driven by the man was spotted on the M5 at around 1am and stopped near junction five for Droitwich in Worcestershire using a stinger.
All three were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
A car that was believed to have been used by the offender, a white Peugeot 208, and a shotgun have been recovered.
The houses in Meridian Close and The Row have been cordoned off and police officers remain at the scenes.
Detective Inspector Mark Butler, from the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Cambridgeshire major crime unit, said: “We have launched two linked murder investigations following the shootings of two men at separate properties in the county.
“These events will be shocking to local people and there will be understandable concerns within local communities.
“However, we are treating the attacks as targeted and there is no wider risk to the general public. There will be an increased police presence in the areas concerned today and officers and scenes of crime officers will be at the scenes throughout the day.
“Our thoughts also go out to the family and friends of the victims. Specially trained officers are in touch with them, and they are helping our investigation.
“Detectives are now beginning inquiries into how these events unfolded and we are appealing to anyone who was in either area and saw anyone acting suspiciously or a white Peugeot 208.
“Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could be very important to our investigation.”
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