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Middlesbrough shooting victim beaten with baseball bats

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Image caption The man was attacked on Murdock Road

A man was beaten with baseballs bats by a gang before being shot in the leg in a "targeted attack", police said.

Four men are being hunted after the victim was set upon close to an industrial estate in Murdock Road, Middlesbrough, just before 09:00 BST.

The man in his 40s was taken to the James Cook University Hospital, although his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Police said the attackers had covered their faces.

They were in a blue, Volkswagon Golf car which was later found burnt out in woods near Saltburn.

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