Rush-hour shooting in Luton

Police are hunting a gunman who shot a man after a rush-hour road crash in Luton.

Rush hour shooting - police release e-fits

E-fit of man wanted after shooting Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Detectives in Luton have released two photo-fit imagesof a man who they need to trace in connection with a shooting in the town.

The images are of a man believed to be responsible for the shooting of a 27 year old man in Leicester Road which happened on May 20 at 7.58am.

E-fit of man wanted after shooting Credit: Bedfordshire Police

The victim remains in hospital undergoing extensive surgery to his leg and is described as being in a serious but stable condition.

The offender has been described as a man with a tanned complexion approximately 6’ tall with a dark greying beard and carrying a yellow JD sports bag.

Detective Inspector Iain Morgan, of the Serious Crime Unit, based at Luton Police Station, said: “These are not photographs of the offender but E-Fit pictures which have been created based on information from eye witnesses. "

A £1000 reward is available to anyone who can provide information that leads to an arrest and conviction of people for gun crimes in the county.

Luton rush-hour shooting arrest

Detectives investigating a shooting in Luton yesterday morning have arrested a man on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

The Luton man, who's in his 20s, was arrested this afternoon following the incident in Dunstable Road at the junction of Leicester Road at 8am on Monday.

The suspect has also been arrested on suspicion on threats to kill, arson and criminal damage and will be questioned at Luton Police Station.

The victim, aged 27, suffered a serious injury to his leg and remains in hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.

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Hunt continues for Luton gunman

The scene in Luton

Police are continuing to hunt a gunman following a shooting in Luton yesterday morning.

A man was shot in the leg following a rush-hour road crash in the town. It happened at around 8am at the junction of Dunstable Road and Leicester Road.

The victim, who is 27, is in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Police have described his injuries as "life changing" but not "life threatening".

This morning, Bedfordshire Police revised its description of the offender. He is described as a skinny, tall Asian man - around 6'0 tall. He was carrying a gun in a yellow plastic bag.

Bedfordshire Police says this incident is not connected to recent shootings in the town.

Police hunting gunman in Luton's tenth shooting

Police in Luton are investigating the tenth shooting in the town this year.

A 27-year-old man was shot in the leg following a rush-hour road crash. He's in a serious condition in hospital.

It happened on Monday morning at the junction of Dunstable Road and Leicester Road. Police say it appears the victim and gunman knew each other. They're not linking it to previous gun attacks elsewhere in Luton.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Luke Farrington:

MP calls for long sentences for Luton shootings

The Luton MP is calling for tough sentences for those convicted of gun crime in the town. After the tenth shooting this year, Labour MP for Luton North Kelvin Hopkins described the situation as "very serious and very worrying."

Mr Hopkins says it's a minority of people involved in violence crime and the town is friendly and welcoming. He's called for anyone with information to secure convictions to come forward to help police.

Police hunt gunman after rush-hour shooting

Police are hunting a gunman after a man was shot in the leg following a rush-hour road crash in Luton.

It happened at 8 o'clock on Monday morning at the junction of Dunstable Road and Leicester Road.

Police say it appears the victim and gunman knew each other. The victim, who's 27, is in a serious condition in hospital.

Luton police say this incident is not connected to recent shootings in the town. The gunman is described as a "skinny, 6-foot-tall white man".

Superintendent David Boyle from Bedfordshire Police said the force would be diligent and resolute in their pursuit of those responsible for armed criminality.

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Luton police: "We do not tolerate violent criminality at any time"

Police have sealed of an area of Dunstable Road and Leicester Road following the rush-hour shooting Credit: Luke Farrington / ITV Anglia

Police investigating the shooting of a man in Luton following a car crash say they don't tolerate violent criminality at any time.

Supt David Boyle from Beds Police: "This is an isolated incident and is not related to others reported to of us late. We do not tolerate violent criminality at any time, we will be diligent and resolute in the pursuit of those responsible including the individual responsible for this offence"

Luton council leader condemns latest shooting

Luton's council leader Hazel Simmons has condemned the latest shooting in Luton Credit: Luton Borough Council

Luton's council leader Hazel Simmons has condemned the latest shooting in Luton - the tenth this year. Police say a shooting after a car crash in Monday's rush hour appears unconnected with previous shootings in the town.

Hazel Simmons said: “The carrying and use of weapons in Luton will not be tolerated. Weappeal to anyone involved or considering violence to consider how these crimesruin lives and reflect badly on the town that we know and love."

She added: "Luton Borough Council will do everything it can to help the police stamp out this activity and bring those responsible to justice.”

Luton shooting: police say gunman and victim "knew each other"

A man has been shot in the leg following a road crash in Luton. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police investigating a rush-hour shooting in Luton says it appears the victim and the gunman knew each other.

Superintendent Dave Boyle of Bedfordshire Police said: “This would appear to be a targeted incident involving people who know each other. We take firearms related crime extremely seriously and will not tolerate guns in our towns."

He added: "The fact that a gun has been discharged in such an open and public arena causes us great concern and we have responded quickly with our own armed officers. If anyone has information about this incident please contact the police in confidence as a matter of urgency."

Police say a £1,000 reward is available to anyone that can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of people for gun crime.

Search for gunman after latest Luton shooting

Police are hunting a gunman after a man was shot in the leg following a rush-hour road crash in Luton. The victim, who's 27, is in a serious condition in hospital

The police in the town are currently in the middle of a crackdown on gun crime following a series of shootings this year. Police say there appears to be no connection with this incident and previous shootings.

The gunman is described as a "skinny, 6-foot-tall white man".

Officers and forensic experts are the scene of Dunstable Road and Leicester Road which is closed while a thorough examination of the scene is carried out.

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