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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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Shooters' Olympic training ground closes

Dorset shooter Peter Wilson, who won gold at London 2012, trained at Southern Counties Shooting Credit: PA

The shooting ground in Dorset used by Olympic gold medal winner Peter Wilson has closed. Southern Counties Shooting shut on Sunday.

The Centre in Dorchester was the official training ground for the Olympics 2012 shooting team.

It will still be open for corporate and beginner clay shooting.

Shooters' Olympic training ground closes

Dorset shooter Peter Wilson, who won gold at London 2012, trained at Southern Counties Shooting Credit: PA

The shooting ground in Dorset used by Olympic gold medal winner Peter Wilson has closed. Southern Counties Shooting shut on Sunday.

The Centre in Dorchester was the official training ground for the Olympics 2012 shooting team.

It'll still be open for corporate and beginner clay shooting.

Sherborne shooter announces his retirement

Peter Wilson's ecstasy at winning gold at London 2012 Credit: PA

A west-based Olympic champion has announced his retirement.

Dorset's Peter Wilson, who won the Double Trap gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012, said in a tweet today that he was quitting competitive shooting.

Shooting helps the west's economy

The pheasant shooting season is starting in the west country. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation says the sport generates £280million pounds a year for the South West economy

It says wealthy guns come from all over the world, spending money in local hotels and shops, and providing vital jobs in rural areas.

dog retrieving pheasant Credit: ITV News West Country

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Shooting helps the west's economy

The pheasant shooting season is starting in the west country. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation says the sport generates £280million a year for the South West economy.

It says wealthy guns come from all over the world, spending money in local hotels and shops, and providing vital jobs in rural areas.

spaniel retrieving pheasant Credit: ITV News West Country

Gloucester police shooting

Two men were arrested after armed police fired shots at a car in Gloucester. Police were investigating a suspected robbery at a local business in the Painswick Road area of the city.

A Gloucestershire police spokesman said:

Armed officers were deployed and shots were fired at a car in Painswick Road, because of a perceived threat to public safety. Armed officers who were in attendance, discharged a firearm to disable a vehicle. No-one was harmed.

– Gloucestershire police spokesman

Two men were arrested. They are aged 28 and 33, and are from Gloucester.

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