Family pay tribute to 'devoted mum' Hayley Pointon
A family has paid tribute to a "devoted" mother-of-two who was shot dead in a house last weekend.
Hayley Pointon's body was found in a house in Sunnydale Road, Hinckley, on Sunday night.
A post-mortem examination this week revealed Hayley, from Coventry, had died from a single gunshot wound.
In a statement issued through Leicestershire Police yesterday, the 30-year-old's family said: "We have lost someone so special to us.
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"Not only was Hayley a loving daughter, granddaughter, sister and auntie, she was a devoted mother of two young children who will now have to grow up with only a memory of their mum.
"What has happened has left a massive hole in not only our lives but those of Hayley's friends and their families.
"Anyone who knows anything that will help justice be done, please, as a family, we beg you to inform the police."
Police said the murder investigation was continuing.
Two men, aged 29 and 36, who were arrested in connection with the incident earlier this week have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
A 27-year-old man who was arrested at the scene of the shooting has been released without charge
Detective Superintendent Tom Davies, from East Midlands Major Crime Unit, said: "This continues to be a dynamic investigation and we're still seeking the assistance of the public with any information about this incident.
"This is devastating for the family. Hayley's death has left two young children without a mother and it is vital that those involved are dealt with.
"We are still keen to speak to anyone who saw two men in the area at the time of the incident.
"The men, who both had their hoods up, are said to have left the scene in a dark car that was parked in the street.
"If you were in the area or you have any information about the incident or the events leading up to it please come forward."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Leicestershire Police on 101.