Man arrested after shooting death in Hinckley

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found at a house in Leicestershire.

Police were called to an address in Hinckley on Sunday evening where the body of a woman was found with a single gunshot wound.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, a Leicestershire Police spokesman said.

Detectives said a team of officers was looking for two men wearing hoods who left the scene in a dark-coloured car.

'Incredibly tragic'

Det Supt Tom Davies said: "This is an incredibly tragic incident and we are determined to find those responsible.

"Although we are only in the very early stages of the investigation we believe that the two men who stopped at the house prior to the incident were involved.

"Officers are looking into the possibility that those two men may have travelled from outside of the Leicestershire area.

"We have a dedicated team of officers working on this investigation, talking to witnesses, carrying out forensic inquiries and looking at CCTV in the area."

The house in Hinckley has been cordoned off while an investigation takes place.

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