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Last Updated: Sunday, 19 September, 2004, 14:51 GMT 15:51 UK
Man found shot dead was murdered
A 36-year-old man who died after being found with gun shot wounds was murdered, police in Surrey have said.

Daniel Blackett had been shot several times when he was found at his home in Sandhills Lane, Thorpe Green, Virginia Water, at about 2020 BST on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital, but pronounced dead. Police said a murder hunt had been launched.

Mr Blackett lived at the address with his partner and 11-year-old son and baby daughter, Surrey Police said.

A postmortem examination carried out on Sunday morning confirmed Mr Blackett had been shot.

Police officers were called to the house after being alerted by the ambulance service.

The victim was taken to St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey, but was pronounced dead.

Any witnesses should contact Surrey Police.

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