Three people have been arrested in Lichfield after a fatal shooting in Somerset.
A 37-year-old man has been held on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and firearm offences following the death of 50-year-old Wilfred Isaacs in Ilton. A second man, in his twenties, was shot in the incident but survived.
Two women were also held in Lichfield this afternoon (May 7) on suspicion of assisting an offender. All three will be taken back to the Avon and Somerset areas for questioning.
Det Supt Andy Bevan said the arrests in the city follow three others elsewhere in there country, including a 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.
“We’re working round-the-clock to ensure we carry out a thorough and professional investigation into this horrific crime,” he said.
“The investigation has so far involved a whole range of resources including a large team of detectives, neighbourhood policing teams, armed officers and the National Police Air Service helicopter.
“We’re grateful for all the support we’ve been given by our neighbouring forces, as well as Staffordshire Police, whose assistance has helped us arrest the people wanted in connection with the shootings.
“We’ll continue to leave no stone unturned in our quest to establish the full circumstances behind this horrific crime.
“A vast amount of work is still taking place at the scene of the shooting as we’re carrying out a large-scale forensic examination, in conjunction with ballistic experts, as well as other searches.
“We’re also continuing to look for the weapon used in this crime, which we believe to be a shotgun.”