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18 May 2020 04:33

The woman, who is believed to be a 19-year-old from Blackburn, was taken to hospital but later died.

Lancashire Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman from a suspected gunshot wound on Sunday. Officers were called shortly after 3:00pm to King Street, Blackburn, following reports a woman was unresponsive and gunshots had been heard in the area. The woman, who is believed to be a 19-year-old from Blackburn, was taken to hospital but later died. A post-mortem will take place in due course but police currently believe the cause of death was a gunshot wound. It was reported that a vehicle, thought to be a light coloured or metallic green Toyota Avensis, was seen leaving the scene.

Murder probe after woman dies in suspected shooting in Blackburn

A car matching the description was later recovered from Wellington Road and police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the car to contact them.

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Robert Wilson May 18 2020 08:22
The murder investigation is now under the control of the ACPO, who have been at the scene of the crime since midday yesterday. It is understood an ACPO officer will be present at the scene of the crime, which is on the corner of Dockwood Road and Tomkins Avenue
garyrobinson May 18 2020 08:26
A Blackburn MP has said he is unaware of any police investigation into the death of a woman who died after allegedly being shot in the head outside a Blackburn nightclub. Mark Pawsey, who is the MP for Blackburn, tweeted later that the woman who was shot dead in the early hours of Saturday morning had died, adding: "I am aware that a woman has died in Blackburn." The woman's body has not yet been formally identified
Arthur Woods May 18 2020 08:31
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Daniel Ryan May 18 2020 08:36
Detective chief superintendent Chris Gannon said: "I would like to thank the public for their patience whilst we investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman last night. "We are still in the early stages of the investigation and we would like to thank the members of the public who have been providing information." He added: "I would also like to apologise for the distress caused by the media attention. We understand the distress caused by the media attention