Somerset

Manhunt for 'armed' gun killing suspect Charlie Broadway

Charlie Broadway
Image caption Police are hunting for Charlie Broadway and say he should not be approached

A man who may be armed with a gun is wanted by police after a shooting in Somerset left one man dead and another injured.

Police said Charlie Broadway, 23, does not pose a "significant risk" to the public but "should not be approached".

A man in his 50s and another in his 20s were shot at a property near Ilton, just before 20:00 BST on Thursday.

The older man died at the scene. The second suffered injuries which are not said to be life-threatening.

A 28-year-old man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the shooting but Mr Broadway is still wanted.

'Dangerous situation'

Detectives believe the "serious incident involving a firearm" was of a "domestic nature" and all those involved were known to each other.

The shooting took place at Chubbards Cross caravan site.

Image caption Armed officers are looking for Mr Broadway

Ch Supt Jon Reilly, from Avon and Somerset Police, said: "We're using all necessary resources to trace 23-year-old Charlie Broadway in connection with these offences.

"Due to the gravity of what happened, Charlie Broadway is potentially armed and as a result poses a risk to the public.

"Obviously we have a number of armed officers on the ground and we're using other specialist resources such as the helicopter in addition to a large team of detectives.

"A firearm has been used and we wouldn't want the public to approach Charlie."

Force incident manager Rob Pearson added: "It is a very tricky and dangerous situation. There are lots of police officers working now to try and catch him."

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