Stoke & Staffordshire

Woman found shot dead at Stafford house

The scene
Image caption A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death

A murder inquiry is under way after a woman was found shot dead at a house in Staffordshire.

The body of 49-year-old Susan Gray was found in Oxford Gardens, Stafford, on Thursday.

Police said a post-mortem examination revealed she had died from a single a gunshot wound.

A 22-year-old man arrested in connection with the death is in custody and is being assessed under the Mental Health Act.

Detectives from Staffordshire Police's Major Investigation Department are investigating the killing and the scene is cordoned-off for a detailed forensic examination.

Insp Rob Pilling said uniformed officers were patrolling the area to offer reassurance to local residents.

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