A dog breeder has died in hospital after a double shooting near the rural estate of the prime minister’s father, police have said.

John Zurick, 67, was taken to hospital with severe shotgun injuries – believed to have been self-inflicted following the incident on Saturday in Winsford, Somerset.

His wife, Debbie Zurick, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene having suffered shotgun injuries and her death is being treated as murder.

Avon and Somerset Police said Mr Zurick died on Thursday at a hospital in Devon. The couple were neighbours of Stanley Johnson, Boris Johnson’s father.

DCI Neil Rice said: “This is a tragic incident and detectives, investigators and crime scene specialists are working closely with local uniformed officers to examine the scene and reassure the local community.

“Dedicated liaison officers are also supporting family members and friends through this difficult time.

“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident, and our focus is now on supporting those affected by…

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