Woman in her 80s shot dead at care home


Police have launched a murder inquiry after a woman in her 80s was shot dead at a care home.

The pensioner was declared dead at the scene, at Delamer House in Naze Park Road, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex Police confirmed.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Emergency services were called to the home just after 9am following reports that a woman had been seriously injured, police said.

Officers and ambulance crews attended but the woman, believed to be in her 80s, died. She is believed to have been shot, police said.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Werrett, who is leading the investigation, said: "At this stage we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation and our inquiries are ongoing."

A scene guard has been put in place at the premises while forensic searches are conducted.