Dunstable Road Shooting

29 May 2013, 08:56 | Updated: 29 May 2013, 09:17

Police investigating a broad-daylight shooting in Luton in which a man was shot in the leg have released photo-fits of a man they want to trace.

The images are of a man believed to be responsible for the shooting of a 27 year old man in Leicester Road, at its junction with Dunstable Road, which happened at 7.58am on Monday 20 May 2013.

The shooting happened after two cars crashed. The victim was shot when he got out of his car to complain.

The victim remains in hospital undergoing extensive surgery to his leg and is described as being in a serious but stable condition.

This shooting is one of ten there have been in Luton since January 2013.

The offender has been described as a man with a tanned complexion. He has also been described as approximately 6ft tall with a dark greying beard and carrying a yellow JD sports bag that contained the firearm.

Detective Inspector Iain Morgan, of the Serious Crime Unit, based at Luton Police Station, said: “These are not photographs of the offender but E-Fit pictures which have been created based on information from eye witnesses. We would encourage everyone to have a close look at these images and compare the similar facial features within the two and if anyone can help identify the man responsible for this shooting I would urge them to contact the police immediately.”

Bedfordshire Police say they take firearms incidents extremely seriously and everything possible is being done to track down those responsible for this crime.

A £1000 reward is available to anyone who can provide information that leads to an arrest and conviction of people for gun crimes in the county.

Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact Bedfordshire Police, in confidence, on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.