A woman has died and a man is seriously injured following a shooting in Newport, south Wales.

Armed police were called to reports of gunshots in Newport. They found a man and a woman who had been seriously injured.

Both were taken to hospital with their injuries. Police have confirmed the 46-year-old woman has now died as a result of her injuries, while a 49-year-old man is undergoing surgery.

Police said they were not looking for anyone in connection with the incident and added that the pair were known to each other. A firearm was also recovered from the scene.

A spokesperson for Gwent Police said: "Polcie were called to Willenhall Street Newport at about 8.45 am this morning after a report of what sounded like gunshots had been fired.

"Armed Police attended and found a male and female injured. Both were taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital with serious injuries. The 46-year-old female has since died and the 49-year-old male remains in surgery at this time.

"Officers are supporting family members at this time. Willenhall Street remains cordoned off for police to carry out enquiries."

Welsh Ambulance Service said they sent a rapid response car, two emergency ambulances and a Basics doctor to the scene after they received calls of an incident.

It is believed the man turned the gun on himself after shooting the woman.

Councillor Majid Rahman, 25, who represents the Victoria ward, said some residents had gone to help after the shooting.

Rahman said: "Some of the residents went up to the people to see if they were okay and to see if they could help. Others saw them through their home windows.

"Everyone in the area is shocked and saddened by what has happened. Residents have told me that they had seen the people around the area before.

"I don't know who they are or where they lived, there doesn't seem to be a lot of information at the moment."

Lliswerry ward councillor Allan Morris has advised residents not to panic, telling Wales Online: "People shouldn't be alarmed.

"This appears to be a tragic but isolated incident. It is no reflection on the general demeanour of the area. The police response appears to have been magnificent."