A man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries following an assault in Redruth.
Police were called to Drump Road following reports of a serious assault at around 6:30pm this evening (6 July).
Officers found one man had suspected gunshot wounds to the back, while another had suffered serious head injuries caused by an axe. Both have been taken to hospital.
Armed police have been deployed to the town along with a police helicopter. They remain at the scene and Devon and Cornwall Police have said the incident is ongoing.
Detective Superintendent Jon Bancroft, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “Detectives and specialist officers are deployed to support our initial investigation and we will provide further information in due course.
“I would urge anyone with information which may assist our enquiries, including dash-cam and CCTV footage in the area, to get in touch and report it to us.”
Anyone with any information is being urged to contact police on 101 or report it via their website, quoting log 785 of 6 July.
Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously to independent charity CrimeStoppers via their website or by calling 0800 555 111.