A woman's been taken to hospital with serious injuries after gunshots were heard fired in Blackburn. A large emergency response, including armed officers and a police helicopter, was scrambled to the incident on King Street and Bank Top on Sunday afternoon.

Widespread reports from witnesses say that a woman has been shot - andpolice have confirmed that gunshots were heard in the area.Lancashire Constabulary remain at the scene carrying outinvestigations. A woman has been taken to hospital and no arrests havebeen made.

Lancashire Constabulary say:

"Officers, including armed police, are currently in the King Street area of Blackburn following an incident this afternoon (Sunday). "We were called at around 3pm to reports a woman had been found unresponsive on King Street, close to Lidl, following gunshots being heard in the area. "The woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries. No arrests have been made but an investigation to establish exactly what occurred, and who is responsible, is very much underway.

Lancashire Constabulary