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Police activity at caravan site as one man dead

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There is currently police activity at a Park Homes site near Ilton where a man has been shot dead and another injured.

It comes after a major police hunt is underway after a fatal shooting in Somerset.

Officers are trying to trace 23-year-old, Charlie Broadway after the incident at a caravan site near Ilminster last night (5 May).

They believe it was a domestic incident. Officers also warn the public that he could be armed.

Man arrested in connection with fatal shooting but manhunt continues

Following an overnight police investigation, a 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Somerset.

Officers from the Avon & Somerset force have taken him into custody.

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But officers continue their search for 23-year-old Charlie Broadway, who could be armed. He's also wanted by police following the shooting at a caravan site near Ilton at around 8pm last night.

The incident resulted in the death of one man and left a second man with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police believe it was a domestic incident.

23-year-old Charlie Broadway is wanted by police in connection with the investigation. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Officers warn the public not to approach Charlie Broadway, but to report any sightings to us immediately via 999, quoting log number 1051 of 5 May.

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

– Chief Supt JON REILLY, AVON AND SOMERSET POLICE

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