Tyne & Wear

Washington shooting leaves man critically injured

One Stop store on Blue House Lane Image copyright Google
Image caption The victim is believed to have been involved in an altercation outside the One Stop store

A man has been shot and critically injured on a street in Tyne and Wear.

The 28-year-old was found with what have been described as potentially life threatening injuries on Blue House Lane in Washington at 14:00 BST.

Police said the victim was believed to have been in an altercation outside the One Stop store when the shooting happened.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

Supt Paul Stewart said: "It appears that a firearm has been fired during an altercation and we are trying to identify who has been involved."

He added: "If you were in the area when this incident took place, and have yet to speak to police, then we need you to give us a call."

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