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Tuesday, 4 December, 2001, 13:32 GMT
Police name shooting victims
Police at scene, PA
Police carried out a search of the area
Police have released the name of a man who died in a shooting incident in Chippenham, Wiltshire, in which two other people were injured.

Sawa Singh, 51, was certified dead at the scene at a house in The Causeway on Monday.

Two other members of his family, his brother, Kashmira Singh, 42, and Kashmira's wife, Dialo Kaur Singh, 38, were also shot in the incident.

Both Kashmira and Dialo Kaur Singh are still in hospital, where Dialo Kaur Singh was described by police as in a "very critical" condition and Kashmira Singh as "seriously injured".

Chippenham map
Three people were shot in Chippenham
Wiltshire Police were called to the house at about 0530 GMT on Monday after reports that a man had been shot. They discovered three people with shotgun injuries.

Police said that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shootings.

Dialo Kaur Singh is being treated at the Royal United Hospital in Bath and Kashmira Singh at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Police confirmed that all of the victims came from a large Asian family, 12 of whom lived in the terraced house, including five children.

It is believed the shootings may be a result of a domestic incident.

Detective Chief Superintendent Gary Chatfield, head of Wiltshire CID, said: "It's very tragic that this has occurred. We are trying to piece together the picture ourselves."

Area searched

The Causeway was cordoned off and diversions were put in place in the town centre.

Police also carried out a full-scale search of the area.

Locals described the family as friendly but said they mainly kept themselves to themselves.

Gabby Brooks, manageress of a nearby bridal wear shop, said: "It's a mood of shock. It's a very close knit community up here and everyone is surprised."

Pleasant family

Shop owner Amelia Hanratty added: "We're shocked and surprised - they're a very friendly family."

Yvonne Hulbert, whose daughter Jane Harris run a nearby hairdressing salon, said: "Jane has had the salon for 29 years and they have been here as long as she has.

"We find them an absolutely wonderful family. They are always pleasant to speak to.

"They are several generations in the same house who all take care of one another."

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Wiltshire police spokesman Graham Chivers
"No-one has been arrested at this stage"
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03 Dec 01 | England
Man dies in triple shooting
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