Two injured after Maidenhead double shootings

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Two people have been injured in a double shooting in a Berkshire town in which up to four men escaped.

Armed officers were deployed to St Mark's Road, Maidenhead, at about 1230 BST after reports of gunshots being fired at a tattoo parlour.

Police said the shooting was an isolated incident and there was no risk to the public.

A 47-year-old man was arrested at the scene in connection with the shooting and was taken for questioning.

Officers were called to the Fantasy Fine Line tattoo parlour after reports of gunshots coming from inside.

Two men were found inside, one with a gunshot wound to his leg and one who had been shot in the upper arm.

They were taken to Wexham Park Hospital by ambulance.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said their injuries were not life-threatening.

Helicopter launched

A cordon has been put in place around the scene.

A shopkeeper on St Mark's Road told the BBC the road had been closed and police told everyone to stay indoors.

St Mark's Road in Maidenhead has been closed between the Powney Road junction and the All Saints Avenue junction.

Det Supt Rob Mason said the two victims were receiving treatment at hospital and would be interviewed.

"From what we can understand a group of three or four men have entered the tattoo parlour, an altercation has ensued and the two men have sustained gunshot wounds," he said.

"The men have then initially left the shop on foot before getting into a vehicle.

"We are still at a very early stage in the investigation and there are still a lot of details that we need to clarify.

"Therefore I don't want to be drawn into speculation and will not be able to go into too much detail about this incident at this time. "

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