Police who shot a man in Keynsham have confirmed they were responding to a domestic incident involving a firearm.
The matter has been referred to the IPCC and the Force's Professional Standards Department.
– Chief Superintendent Geoff Spicer, District Commander for Bath and North East Somerset Police District
I would like to take this opportunity to reassure residents and our wider communities that this was an isolated incident - extremely rare in Avon and Somerset - but specifically in a community like Keynsham.
Our firearms officers undergo specialist training to deal with incidents involving firearms.
Last night was an example where we responded quickly to keep the wider public safe."
A man in his 40s, who uses a wheelchair, was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and remains in hospital in a stable condition.