A VICAR says the community where two people were found dead with gunshot wounds has been left "deeply shocked".

Police confirmed last night that a couple who have yet to be formally identified were found dead at a property near Bosbury on Monday morning.

“The community in Bosbury are deeply shocked by the death of this couple as they were well known locally, not least as plant grower and supporters of many events in the village," said Rev Nicky Seabright.

"We do know that the wife was suffering from a progressive illness which must have been challenging for them both.

"We are obviously really sorry and full of sadness about what has happened and the family are very much in our prayers."