DORSET: High police presence as gunman hunted after fatal shooting

Police have set up road blocks in surrounding streets Credit: ITV Meridian

Police are expected to release fresh details about the murder of a man in Dorset later this evening.

A man in his 60s died from gunshot injuries in hospital in the early hours of this morning, after being rushed from his home by ambulance.

Earlier, at around, police received reports that at least two intruders had broken into the house in Castlewood, a leafy cul-de-sac in the St Ives area of Ringwood.

Credit: ITV Meridian

The roads around the crime scene have this afternoon been cordoned off, with road blocks set up to stop anyone but residents from passing through.

Investigators remain at the scene and are asking anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious to get in contact with them.

They've confirmed that no one has been arrested, but have said little else about the detail of the incident.

It's not known what type of firearm was discharged, or if it has been recovered.

The police helicopter was scrambled at 3.30am to search the area Credit: Dorset Police

A high police presence continues in the St Ives area, with house to house enquiries being carried out and high-visibility patrols to reassure the community.

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