Man Shoots Family And Self In Durham
|A suspected gun fanatic has killed himself and his family in County Durham, according to police.
Police are conducting an investigation at the house in Horden, Peterlee were four bodies were discovered last night, while it has emerged the suspected shooter kept six guns in his house.
Officers named the four people who died as Michael Atherton aged 42 of Greenside Avenue, Horden, his partner Susan McGoldrick aged 47 also of Greenside Avenue, Horden, her sister Alison Turnbull, aged 44 of Blackhall and her niece Tanya Turnbull aged 24 also of Blackhall.
Police said they are continuing to try and establish the exact circumstances of what took place and are speaking to family, friends and associates of those who died.
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"However, we can confirm that police currently believe Mr Atherton shot the three women before turning the weapon on himself," a police spokesman said.
The exact weapon used has still not been established and will also form part of continuing enquiries.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101 or to ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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