Armed police respond to reports of Hitchin shooting

PUBLISHED: 16:45 22 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:46 23 July 2019

Armed police responding to the incident in Hitchin earlier this afternoon. Picture: Deb Moore

Armed police responding to the incident in Hitchin earlier this afternoon. Picture: Deb Moore

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Armed police have been called to a shooting incident in Hitchin this afternoon.

The police have confirmed that officers were called to reports that a firearm had been fired at a car in Desborough Road at approximately 3.20pm.

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At this time no one is believed to have been injured.

Officers are currently in the area searching for a suspect, described as a slim black male, around 6ft tall wearing a blue tracksuit.

Armed officers along with a police helicopter have responded to the incident in the Purwell area of the town, with the force cordoning off parts of Desborough Road.

More to follow.


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