Doncaster shooting woman ‘improving’


The condition of woman who suffered gunshot injuries in Bircotes on Boxing Day night has improved, say police.

Shani Cockrell, 33, was found with critical injuries at a house in Galway Road and taken to hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition showing further improvement in the last few days.

The body of a man, Paul White, 37, was also discovered at the property. He died as a result of a gunshot injury.

Officers are satisfied the woman was the victim in this case and are not seeking anyone else in connection with the inquiry.

Det Insp Ash Wilson, leading the investigation, said: “This incident happened over the Christmas period at a house in which two very young children slept. It has devastated two families, who now face a new year having to try to come to terms with what has happened.”