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Four people found dead after shooting at house in Horden

Four people have been found dead after a shooting at a house in Horden, near Peterlee, County Durham late on Sunday.

The bodies of a man and three women were discovered at the house in Greenside Avenue. A shotgun was found next to the man's body.

Michael Atherton, 42, his partner Susan McGoldrick 47, her sister Alison Turnbull, 44 and her niece Tanya Turnbull, 24, were found on Sunday.

Police said three other people in the house managed to escape. A woman, 19, was treated for minor injuries.

Fiona Trott reports.

  • 02 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK
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