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Murder investigation launched after woman dies in suspected shooting

Police in Lancashire have launched a murder investigation after a woman died on Sunday from a suspected gunshot wound.

Officers attended the callout shortly after 3pm in King Street, Blackburn, after reports that a woman was unresponsive and gunshots had been heard in the local area. The 19 year old woman was taken to hospital but died from her injuries. A post mortem will be taking place although officers do believe she died of a single gunshot wound.

Detective Chief Inspector Jonathan Holmes said it was a truly shocking and senseless incident that has robbed a young woman of her life. The victim has yet to be identified, although she is believed to be from the local area.

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