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Murder investigation launched after woman shot in Dartford

A firearms incident in Dartford is being treated as a murder investigation following the death of a 36 year-old-woman.

Officers and trained police negotiators were called to Priory Road, Dartford on Saturday afternoon following reports of a disturbance and tried to speak with a man inside.

Firearm officers also attended and a woman suffered injuries which are believed to have been caused by a handgun.

The woman was taken to a London hospital but died from her injuries yesterday.

The 29 year-old-man was also taken to hospital with gunshot injuries where he remains in a critical condition.

He is now being treated as the suspect in the murder investigation launched by Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

Anyone with information about the investigation is urged to call Kent Police on 01474 366149, quoting reference 46/80922/23.


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