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Two men charged after County Durham man is shot

Two men have been charged with attempted murder after a man was shot in County Durham.

It happened on the Woodhouse Close estate in Bishop Auckland.

Police were called at 1250 BST on Friday after a 26-year-old local man had been taken to hospital with gunshot wounds to his chest and upper leg.

Two local men were charged, one of them was also charged with possession of a firearm. They are due to appear before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates on Monday.

The injured man, from the Witton Park area, is recovering in hospital.

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