Man shot in broad daylight ‘drive-by shooting’ at business park
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A man has been shot in broad daylight at a business park in Telford.
Emergency services including armed police officers have rushed to the scene in the Bridges Business Park in Horsehay, Telford, following the incident at around 12.10pm on Tuesday, October 13.
Police have launched a hunt for a vehicle the man is suspected to have been shot from.
The man is being treated by paramedics for what is believed to be a gunshot wound but the full extent of his injuries are not yet known.
An air ambulance has also been reported as landing near the scene at Horsehay Village Hall by people on social media.
Superintendent Jim Baker said: “There is currently an increased police presence, including armed officers, in and around Horsehay as we deal with the incident.
"Our initial enquiries suggest the man has been shot at from a vehicle and we are carrying out active enquiries to locate that vehicle.”
Speaking to BBC Shropshire, Superintendent Baker added: "It is a very serious incident with very serious consequences.
"We went to that address at 12.10pm at lunchtime as you describe, a male was found there with gunshot wounds, he was treated at the scene by ambulance staff but the full extent of his injuries aren't known at this time.
"But a very serious incident with an increased police presence including armed police."
Anyone who may have seen a vehicle driving away from the business park at "high speed" has also been urged to contact the police.
Superintendent Baker added: "There's not a lot I can add to that other than to ask members of the public the community that were in that vicinity around lunchtime today that if the saw any vehicles that were acting suspiciously, any vehicles making off at high speed from that area that they should call 101 and give that detail as we have patrols out there at the moment looking to identify that vehicle and its occupants and make arrests."
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a shooting on Bridges Business Park, Telford at 12.05pm today.
"Two ambulances, two paramedic officers & the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic on board are on scene where one man was found with injuries."
Anyone with information that could help with enquiries should contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 00239_I_13102020.
Alternatively information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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