A council leader and his wife have been found shot dead on a housing estate.
Police were called to Compit Hills in Roughton, near Cromer, Norfolk, at 2.50pm on Sunday after reports of gunshots. They found the body of a woman, in her early 40s, in the front garden of a bungalow. The body of a man, in his late 50s, was found in a nearby back garden.
The pair have not been formally identified but are believed to be North Norfolk District Council leader Keith Johnson, 58, and his wife, Andrea.
Mr Johnson was also a former Cromer mayor and a long-serving member of both the district and town council.
Detectives are not looking for anybody else in connection with the incident. Detective Superintendent Peter Hornby, who is leading the inquiry into the deaths, said: "Whilst I understand this is a very shocking incident for the neighbours of the two people involved, I can reassure them that, at this stage, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with it."
The couple were described as "prominent and much-loved" figures in their community.
Mr Johnson, elected as council leader earlier this year, had helped organise the town's Christmas market, launched at the weekend as part of a series of festive events. On Friday he attended the opening of a Waitrose store in nearby North Walsham along with other dignitaries.
Mr Johnson's close friend, Benji Cabbell-Manners, had been away for the weekend and told the Eastern Daily Press of his "terrible shock" at hearing the news.
North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb said he was "deeply shocked" by the news. He said: "I've known Keith for some years through his work on the council and we both attended the wedding of a mutual friend a few years ago.
"We've always been on very good terms despite the fact I'm Lib Dem and he was a Conservative. I didn't know Andrea beyond seeing them both at civic events but she was always good for a friendly chat. I share the community's sense of disbelief and my heart goes out to all of their family and friends."