An Imam in Luton has been talking about the moment he chased after a car armed with just a brick, after a gunman sitting on the back seat of the vehicle turned a shotgun on him.
It happened moments after he left the Masjid al Madani Mosque in Bury Park following Thursday night prayers last week.
The 47 year old married father of a young son said he was on his way home just before 10pm when the black BMW pulled up in Portland Road, he thought to let him cross over.
But moments later a gunman on the back seat of the car fired a shotgun from out of the window. Two shots missed but then a third hit him.
After the shooting the Imam tried to chase the car as it made its getaway and a second man was then shot by the gunman in the same road.
Two men from Luton aged 30 and 32 have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in custody.
The Imam who has asked not to be identified has been speaking about the attack.
The Imam said it was only when passers by and local residents came to his aid that he realised his arm was bleeding and he had been shot.
He was taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital for treatment and says it was only when he was there that he found out a second man had been shot and wounded by the gunman.
He says he thought five shots had rung out on Thursday evening from the car and said the occupants could have been armed with more than weapon.
Police say the second man who was shot remains in hospital with serious injuries.
The two men arrested are from Luton and were arrested on Friday at Blundell Road in the town, on suspicion of attempted murder.
The Luton Council of Mosques has reported that one of the men shot in the town on Thursday was an Imam.
Police were called to Portland Road on Thursday evening. One man suffered serious injuries, the Imam needed hospital treatment for minor injuries.
Police are continuing to question two men - and are treating it as an isolated incident.
Police are hunting a gunman after a man was shot in a residential area of Kettering.
The victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the assault in Field Street on Saturday afternoon (October 14).
A man got out of a vehicle and approached him with a gun before shooting him in the leg.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
More information to follow.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot in Luton.
It happened at around 5pm on Saturday (November 26) in Marlow Avenue.
The victim, who was found by a passer-by, was taken by ambulance to hospital. He is being treated for a stomach injury and is in a stable, but critical, condition.
DI Alan Page, investigating, is keen to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area, or has heard people discussing the incident since.
A man in his late 20s has been arrested and is currently being interviewed by police.
An investigation is underway in Luton after shots were fired at a house in the town overnight.
It happened at approximately 1.30am this morning (Saturday) in Britannia Avenue.
A number of shots were heard and damage has been caused to a window. No-one was injured in the incident.
Detective Sergeant Simon Hancock from Bedfordshire Police told ITV News Anglia “We’re appealing for anyone who may have heard or seen something of note in the area in the early hours of the morning to get in touch."
“This is understandably a disturbing incident however I’d like to reassure the community that we’re carrying out a number of lines of inquiry to establish a motive and find those responsible. We have also increased our police patrols in the area."
A 26-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murders of two teenagers in Milton Keynes.
19-year-old Mohamed Abdi Farah and 18-year-old Amin Ahmed Ismail were shot dead in an alleyway on the Fishermead estate in May 2011.
Brahim Hajji from TheNetherlands, was arrested in Holland on Thursday. He will appear in court onTuesday.
Police in Luton have arrested a 21-year-old man on conspiracy to murder.
The arrest is in connection with a shooting that happened in Fountains Road in the town back on May 5th.
The man remains in custody and is currently being questioned by officers.
The suspect is the third person to be arrested in connection with the incident.
A £1,000 reward is being offered after a 16-year-old boy was left in a serious condition in hospital after being shot in the back in Luton yesterday (Saturday).
The teenager was gunned down early yesterday morning.
Armed police are today continuing to patrol the area around Thricknells Close, Marsh Farm, to help reassure concerned members of the public, Bedfordshire Police said.
Patrols are being doubled and officers will be stopping and searching people as they hunt for those responsible for the shooting.
Asst Chief Const Andrew Richer said: "We understand that there will be a number of law-abiding citizens who will be affected by this action.
"However, we hope that they will understand that this action is being taken to keep them and their loved ones safe and they will agree with us that this level of criminality will not be tolerated.
"These measures are being used to ensure those who commit these crimes are stopped."