Orsett man died from head wound

Thurrock Gazette: Orsett man died from head wound Orsett man died from head wound

AN Orsett man died after he was shot in the head.

Robert Heaven, 61, died on Tuesday, December 3 after he was involved in a domestic incident at a house in Hemley Road.

An unregistered gun was recovered at the scene and police are looking into the origin of the weapon.

The Gazette reported last week that it is believed the shooting involved a father and son.

A post mortem carried out on Thursday, December 5 indicated the provisional cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.

His identity was formally announced this morning at the inquest opening, presided over by coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray.

The other man involved in the shooting, named locally as Albert Stewart, also sustained gunshot injuries and is likely to have suffered life-changing injuries.

The 45-year-old is currently in a stable condition in the Royal London Hospital.

Police are looking into the theory that one man shot the other before turning the gun on himself.

No arrests were made and police have confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. Investigations are ongoing.

Senior Investigating Officer DI Martin Pasmore said: "This appears to be a tragic family related incident and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the matter.

"We are not treating Mr Heaven's death as suspicious and will prepare a file for the coroner in due course."

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