Crossbow Attack; 3 Dead


( – In a shockingly violent attack, the wife and two daughters of a horseracing commentator tragically lost their lives after getting shot with a crossbow, with the police catching the alleged perpetrator following an intense day-long manhunt.

British law enforcement responded to the residence of commentator John Hunt in Bushey, Hertfordshire, around 7 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

Upon their arrival, officers found three women suffering from grave injuries, as reported by Deadline, cited by The Daily Wire.

“Sadly, despite our best efforts, the women died a short time later, at the scene,” Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson conveyed to the media post-incident.

“Our overarching objective today is to protect the public and locate Kyle Clifford, who is wanted in connection with the murder of the three women in what we believe is a targeted incident,” he added.

Kyle Clifford, identified as a former soldier and the former romantic partner of one of the deceased women, became the primary suspect.

Law enforcement, including armed units and search teams, pursued Clifford throughout Wednesday, ultimately apprehending him that evening without any violent confrontations.

“Following an extensive search, Kyle Clifford, aged 26, was found in the Enfield area by officers this afternoon,” the Herts Police Department disclosed in a statement.

“He is receiving medical treatment having been found with injuries. No shots were fired by police,” it disclosed further.

Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, informed journalists following the arrest that “the suspect has been located and nobody else is being sought in connection with the investigation at this time.”

The Independent observed significant police activity, describing “swarms” of officers raiding a residence on Rendlesham Road, Enfield, early Wednesday morning.

Additionally, on Wednesday evening, a woman associated with Clifford was interrogated in a residence near Lavender Hill.

The three victims were identified as Hunt’s wife, Carol, aged 61; his daughter Hannah, aged 28; and another daughter, Louise, aged 25.

According to reports from the BBC, authorities believe the attack was executed using a crossbow and potentially other weapons.

Jacqueline Ball informed the BBC earlier on Wednesday that local educational institutions were placed under “lockdown,” with children kept inside as the search for Clifford continued.

Other parents reported to the outlet that they were assigned specific staggered times to collect their children from school.

This incident emerges as the British Home Office considers stricter regulations on the ownership of crossbows, despite there being fewer than ten recorded crossbow attacks between 2011 and 2021.

However, the department emphasized, “clear that when used as a weapon, crossbows do pose a risk.”

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