The authorities are calling for calm and insisting there is no danger to the public after a tragic incident on Wednesday evening in which a woman died and a man was seriously injured.
The police were called to the scene at a flat in Apricot Court, in Sir William Jackson Grove, around 6.30pm and discovered two people suffering from serious stab wounds.
One was a 32-year-old woman, whose name has been released as Carolina Elisabeth Lishman, and the other was a man who is thought to be in his forties, whose identity has not been revealed.
Both were taken to St Bernard's Hospital, but Ms Lishman died from her wounds. The man is still in a critical condition in hospital.
Following the incident, the Royal Gibraltar Police turned to social media to update the public and reassure them that there is no danger, posting on Twitter:
“The Royal Gibraltar Police has issued a press release regarding the incident at Gib V this evening to the media. We urge the public to take their information from them. We ask the public to refrain from speculation and be mindful of the family.”
Chief minister Fabian Picardo also used social media to spread the message that there is no reason for alarm:
“At this tragic time, please carefully note the @RGPolice statement below & follow that advice. I urge all to think first of the deceased & the family. The harrowing circumstances of this matter are not for social media speculation,” explained the chief minister.
Anybody who thinks they may have any information which might help the police with their investigation, no matter how unimportant it may seem, is asked to contact the RGP. The telephone number to ring is (00350) 20072500.