Peterborough: Travellers Site Shooting

17 September 2012, 14:59 | Updated: 17 September 2012, 16:00

Three men have been taken to hospital after suffering shotgun injuries at a travellers site in Peterborough.

Armed police were called to reports of three injured men at the site on Oxney Road, Peterborough, at around 10am today (Monday).

All three men have been taken to hospital.

Two are in a critical condition and the other is in a stable condition.

Detective Inspector Dave Grierson, from the Major Crime Unit, said: "The exact details of this incident remain unclear however we believe those responsible for this shooting may have used a vehicle to travel to and from the site.

I would urge anyone who saw any suspicious activity in Oxney Road, close to the site, to contact police.

At this stage we are treating this as an isolated incident and enquiries are continuing to trace those responsible."

The emergency medical charity Magpas was also called to assist during the incident.

A spokesperson for the charity said: "At 10:30am this morning, Magpas Helimedix (Doctor Nick Foster and Paramedic Adam Carr) arrived at Oxney Road in Peterborough by the Magpas rapid response car, after reports that three men had been injured.

One man suffered serious abdomen and thigh injuries, the second man endured injuries to his left arm and back - and the third man suffered injuries to his left leg. 

The Magpas team assessed all three patients and administered pain relief to one of them. 

The first man was then taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the other two men were transported to Peterborough City Hospital by the EEAST Ambulance Crews who were also on the scene."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.