Keynsham shooting "a very serious incident" says Independent Police Complaints Commissioner

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By BeckyFeather | Thursday, May 09, 2013, 12:33

The following statement has been issued today by the Independent Police Complaints Commission in the wake of the shooting of a man in Keynsham on Tuesday night.

"The Independent Police Complaints Commission is independently investigating the shooting of a 47-year-old man by Avon and Somerset police officers on 7 May 2013 in Minsmere Road, Keynsham, near Bristol.

"An emergency call was made to the police by a woman at about 6.10pm, who reported a man at the property was making threats with a firearm.

"A police armed response unit was sent to the address. As a result of the shooting, the man is currently in Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, where he is being treated for injuries to his leg."

IPCC Commissioner Rachel Cerfontyne adds: "This was a very serious incident and will be investigated thoroughly.

"IPCC investigators are in the process of interviewing significant witnesses and have secured the firearms from both the police and the man and these will be forensically examined.

"We expect to be able to release more detailed information after we have independently verified it."

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