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10/09/2013 07:38 BST | Updated 10/11/2013 05:12 GMT

British Woman 'Killed' In Turkey As Family Caught Up In Shooting

A woman from North Yorkshire has reportedly been shot dead while on holiday with her family in Turkey.

Three people, all from the same family, were allegedly shot by gardener at a holiday villa at the resort of Dalyan in Turkey, local media reports said.

The Foreign Office said: "We are aware of the death of a British national in Turkey on September 9.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

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The shooting happened in the resort of Dalyan on the south coast

"We can confirm the hospitalisation of two British nationals in Turkey on September 9.

"We are providing consular assistance."

According to reports, the family were shot while celebrating a birthday party at the villa in the resort of Dalyan on Turkey's south coast.

The Yorkshire Post newspaper said the gardener had argued with the family, who reported him to Turkish police.

He was detained, but on his release headed back to the villa and opened fire.

He is said to have given himself up after the shooting and is due in court.