Second Luton Shooting In Under A Week

There has been more gun shots fired in Luton - making it the second shooting in the area in less than a week.

Police in Luton were called to Arrow Close yesterday evening after a report was received of gun shots being fired at 6.30pm.

A man in his early 20s was found with injuries to his leg and taken to hospital for treatment. The injury is not life threatening.

Three males have been arrested in connection with this incident and are currently being questioned by detectives.

It comes after a shooting in the town on Wednesday last week at the junction of Wellington Road and Russell Street.

A woman with a wound to her hand was taken to hospital after shrapnel became embedded in her hand. The victim, in her 30s, and her partner are thought to have been involved in an argument with two men.

Hearts been speaking to Chief Super Intendant Mark Turner from Bedfordshire Police 

He claims Luton doesn't have a problem with gun crime:

"Two shootings is a surprise but of course these things do happen from time to time and I would reiterate is that there is an improving picture around it"

He also says people living in Luton shouldn't be scared by whats happened in the last week:

"Gun crime is still a extremely rare occurrence, its very very unlikely that you're going to be caught up in it or witness it in any way, shape or form"

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