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Thursday 21 September 2017

Victims of gun rampage are named

ENGLISH police have named the victims of a New Year's Day gun rampage in which a man shot himself after killing three women.

Durham Police said Michael Atherton (42) shot dead his 47-year-old partner Susan McGoldrick, her sister Alison Turnbull (44) and her niece Tanya Turnbull (24) before turning the gun on himself.

The bodies were found in "close proximity" downstairs in the semi-detached house in, Peterlee, Co Durham, after police were alerted to shots being fired shortly before 11.45pm on Sunday night.

Police believe family members had been out at a pub or for a meal before returning home.

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