Police rescued two children after a man died and a woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a dramatic night time shooting.
Scenes of crime officers spent most of yesterday at a cordoned-off house in Galway Road, Bircotes, near Doncaster, after the body of a 37-year-old man was found in a bedroom early yesterday.
Police say he died from suspected shotgun injuries.
Forensics officers were seen entering the house and photographing a blue Land Rover parked outside.
A woman, named locally as 33-year-old Shani Cockrell, was also found at the address, also suffering shotgun injuries.
She was taken to hospital where her condition is said to be serious but stable.
Two children in the house - little boys aged four and two - were unharmed, and taken to safety by police after the gruesome discovery shortly before 1am.
The dead man is understood to be Paul White, the partner of Shani, whose parents live in the same street.
Gerald and Julia Cockrell, who are in their 50s, live just over the road.
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “A man was found dead at the property. A woman and two children were also at the property.
“The children have been safely removed and are uninjured. The woman has been taken to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.”