Leicestershire Police have confirmed they're in attendance at a property in Thurmaston at a 'firearms' incident.
Police say they were called to a property in Manston Close at 5.11pm after reports of a gun being fired.
A man is thought to have run back inside a house on the street and locked himself in.
Specialist firearms officers are negotiating with the man who is believed to be alone.
People living in the area have been advised to stay indoors while police deal with the situation, and a number or roads have been closed.
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Despite receiving treatment at the scene, the man was pronounced dead shortly after.
Cloud will largely clear this evening, although with variable cover and few light showers over the Derbyshire hills.
The rain will clear during the evening so the rest of the night will be dry and mild with long clear periods.