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Accrington shooting sees boy 14 arrested on suspicion of murdering man, 32

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 32-year-old man was fatally shot in Accrington, Lancashire Police have said.

Cops were called at around 8:25pm on Wednesday after the victim was blasted by a single gun shot to the chest at an address on Barnard Close in the west of the town.

A teenager has been arrested after a man was fatally shot in Barnard Close in west Accrington.

The teenager who was arrested on suspicion of murder is currently in policy custody, authorities confirmed.

DI Pete Danby from Blackburn Police said: “Firstly my thoughts are with the man’s family at this incredibly sad and difficult time. They are being supported by specially trained officers.

“We are in the very early stages of our investigation and have a number of officers on with enquiries.

“We think this was an isolated incident and believe there is no wider threat to local residents however, we have stepped up patrols in the area to offer some reassurance to the community.

“If you have any information that you think could assist us with our investigation, please contact us immediately.”


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