1. ITV Report

Police call for shooting witnesses to come forward

A man has died after being treated for a gunshot wound to his chest in Luton last night.

Officers were called to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital just after mid-night after the man was taken there for treatment. The man who is believed to be 47 years old and from Luton died at the hospital shortly after arrival.

Detectives believe he was injured during an incident which happened earlier outside a house in Brunel Road and are appealing for further information from the public.

Forensic officers arriving Credit: ITV

A white transit style van was seen speeding from the Brunel Road area and officers are keen to trace anyone who saw this van in the area last night.

A silver BMW and a silver Vauxhall Corsa were also found abandoned in the area of the hospital and both these vehicles have been recovered for further examination as officers believe they may be connected to this inquiry.

The victim’s family are being support by specialist officers at this time and the officer in charge of this investigation, Detective Supt Jeff Hill, Head of the Major Crime Unit, is keen to trace anyone who has information relating to this inquiry.

We have launched a murder investigation and a team of detectives is now piecing together exactly what happened during the early hours of this morning.

We will not tolerate gun crime within our communities and officers will not leave any stone unturned in the pursuit of those responsible for this man’s death.

– Det Supt Jeff Hill

He urged members of the public to speak anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, to contact officers from the Major Crime Unit confidentially on 01707 355959, or call Bedfordshire Police on 101.