Inquest into Spalding family shootings to open this week

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An inquest into shootings in Spalding last week where three family members were killed will take place on Wednesday July 27.

The inquest will begin at 9.30am at the South Lincolnshire Coroner’s Office in Boston.

As reported previously, a man and two women, named as Lance Hart, 57, wife Claire, 50, and daughter Charlotte, 19, were shot outside the Castle Sports Centre on the morning of Tuesday, July 19.

It is believed that Claire and Charlotte were killed by Lance, who then turned the shotgun on himself.

Tributes have been pouring out across social media and many have laid flowers at the scene.

Spalding High School, where Charlotte was a pupil, paid tribute to the ‘exemplary student’.

Residents spoke to The Lincolnite previously of their shock in the wake of the tragic incident.

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