Police probe shot gun wounds to three men injured during an incident at travellers’ site

ARMED police were called to a travellers’ site in Peterborough today following an incident which left three men with shotgun wounds.

Police were called just after 10am to Oxney Road where they found two men with serious injuries and a third with minor injuries. Two were taken to hospital where they remain in a critical condition: the condition of the other is said to be stable.

Det Insp Dave Grierson, from the Major Crime Unit, said: “The exact details of this incident remain unclear however we believe those responsible for this shooting may have used a vehicle to travel to and from the site.

“I would urge anyone who saw any suspicious activity in Oxney Road, close to the site, to contact police.

“At this stage we are treating this as an isolated incident and enquiries are continuing to trace those responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Magpas Helimedix was among emergency services called in and they reported treated all three men, all in their 50s.

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A Magpas spokesman said: “One man suffered serious abdomen and thigh injuries, the second man endured injuries to his left arm and back - and the third man suffered injuries to his left leg.

“The Magpas team assessed all three patients and administered pain relief to one of them.”

The first man was then taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the other two men were transported to Peterborough City Hospital by the EEAST Ambulance Crews who were also on the scene. A second Air Ambulance Charity was also in attendance.

East of England Ambulance Service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “Three men were treated at the scene for ballistic type injuries, two of which are deemed serious.”

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