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Police urge fugitive suspected gunman to hand himself in after fatal double shooting

Charlie Broadway, 23, who police wish to speak to Credit: Somerset Police

Police have urged a fugitive suspected gunman to hand himself in following a double shooting at a traveller site that lead one man dead and another injured.

A manhunt is underway for Charlie Broadway, 23, who detectives wish to question in relation to the shootings in Ilton, Somerset, at approximately 8pm.

One man aged in his 50s suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene, while a second man aged 28 suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Officers warned that Mr Broadway is "potentially armed" and should not be approached by members of the public.

A forensics tent at the site where the shooting took place Credit: ITV News

Detective Superintendent Andy Bevan issued a personal appeal to the suspected gunman to give himself up amid a major search including firearms officers, a helicopter and a large number of officers.

We're using every resource available to us, including the helicopter, to locate and arrest Charlie Broadway but I would appeal directly to him to hand himself in now.

– Detective Superintendent Andy Bevan

Police said that all of those involved in the shooting were known to each other and have indicated the shooting was a "domestic" incident.

Mr Bevan said officers were keeping an "open mind" about the motive.

A 28-year-old man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the incident but Mr Broadway is still at large.

Police believe Mr Broadway is still in the immediate area of the site Credit: ITV News

Chief Superintendent Jon Reilly said today that a "full investigation" was underway.

“We’re using all necessary resources to trace 23-year-old Charlie Broadway in connection with these offences," he said.

“Due to the gravity of what happened, Charlie Broadway is potentially armed and as a result poses a risk to the public".