Masked gunmen on the run after Lilley shooting

Police are appealing for witnesses to a shooting in Lilley that has left a man with life changing injuries. Officers want members of the public to come forward with information after a 43-year-old man was shot at his home in Rueley Dell Road at around

Police are appealing for witnesses to a shooting in Lilley that has left a man with 'life changing' injuries.

Officers want members of the public to come forward with information after a 43-year-old man was shot at his home in Rueley Dell Road at around 2.50pm yesterday afternoon.

Three or four men wearing black balaclavas forced their way into the property where they shot the man in the stomach. They then fled to a silver car parked on East Street and drove off towards Hexton.

The man was airlifted to The Royal London Hospital where he is being treated.

Senior investigating officer, detective chief inspector Sean O'Neil, said: "We believe this was a targeted attack and not a random shooting.

"We are appealing to anyone who has any information to contact us as soon as possible. If you saw anyone acting suspiciously on Rueley Dell Road before or after the incident, saw a silver car on East Street or a group of men, or anything that could be linked to this attack, please contact us immediately or alternatively call Crimestoppers where you can leave information anonymously."

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If you can help call the incident room on 01707 355798 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.