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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Father, 57, Blasts Wife, 50, And Daughter, 19, To Death Outside Public Swimming Pool Before Turning The Shotgun On Himself

 Father, 57, blasts wife, 50, and daughter, 19, to death outside swimming pool
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Lance Hart, 57, is believed to have killed Claire Hart, 50, and Charlotte Hart, 19, (pictured together, middle), at around 9am this morning at The Castle Leisure Centre (inset, right) in Spalding, Lincolnshire. 

Emergency services were called after swimmers and staff, bottom right, heard gunshots before the bodies of a man and his two female relatives were found in the car park, top right. Police said that CPR was attempted on the two women but they could not be saved. 

Miss Hart is believed to be a university student who had left home around a year ago

Claire and Lance Hart (right) had daughter Charlotte (left) and sons Ryan, 25, and Luke, 26. Hours after the shootings, officers raided the Moulton home where the 'absolutely lovely family' had lived for the past seven years - but had recently put up for sale. 

Supt Paul Timmins said this afternoon that the weapon used in the killing was a shotgun and the victims 'were all known to each other'. A neighbour described Lance Hart, who is understood to have worked at a nearby builders' merchants, as 'the nicest guy you could ever meet'. Another neighbour described the Harts, who are believed to have got married in 1990, as the 'loveliest couple ever'.
Crime scene: The scene at the swimming pool in Spalding today where three people including a suspected gunman died in a shooting
Crime scene: The scene at the swimming pool in Spalding today where three people including a suspected gunman died in a shooting


Supt Paul Timmins said this afternoon that the weapon used in the killing was a shotgun and the victims 'were all known to each other'. 
A neighbour, known only as Peter, described Lance Hart, who is understood to have worked at a nearby builders' merchants, as 'the nicest guy you could ever meet' who 'would do anything for anyone'.
Another neighbour described the Harts, who are believed to have got married in 1990, as the 'loveliest couple ever'.
The woman, who did not wish to be named, said: 'They were an absolutely lovely family. They were the loveliest couple ever. We don't know them well but wave to them when we see them.
'I can't imagine why they have raided that house. They had three kids, two boys and a girl.'
'The house is up for sale but I can't imagine they would have left without saying goodbye.'
Charlotte was studying at the University of Northampton but was home for the summer holidays.
Jess Wright was among course-mates who paid tribute to her. She said: 'Rest in peace Charlotte Georgia Hart. I'm sure I speak on behalf of the whole Midwifery cohort, you were so lovely and will be missed by all.
'Such a cruel world.'
Kerrie Mckim added: 'Lovely girl who wouldn't harm a fly. Such a tragedy, RIP.'



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