B&M shop is evacuated in Derby as armed police rush to scene of reported shooting and man is taken to hospital
- The B&M shop was evacuated after armed police rushed to scene of a ‘shooting’
- Witnesses heard ‘six gunshots’ as they were evacuated out of the store
- An air ambulance arrived at around 10.30am and one man is in hospital
A B&M shop has been evacuated in Derby after armed police officers rushed to the scene of a reported shooting.
Witnesses heard ‘six gunshots’ as they were evacuated when officers arrived on a Farm Foods car park, DerbyshireLive reports.
Ambulances have arrived at the scene, but there are no reports of any casualties at this time.
An air ambulance landed in Gosforth Road, off Ascot Drive, at around 10.30am.
There are a number of police vehicles at the scene and Ascot Drive has also been closed.
Reports at the scene suggest there are around seven or eight police cars with traffic being prevented from coming down the closed road.
The police station is nearby and officers confirmed that a man has been taken to hospital.
A spokesperson said: Officers are currently in attendance at an incident at #AscotDrive police station in #Derby. #AscotDrive is currently closed, and a man has been taken to hospital.’
B&M, on Ascot Drive (pictured), Derby had to be evacuated following reports of a shooting in the area
Derbyshire Police, whose station is nearby, confirmed that a man has been taken to hospital
One individual said that they heard ‘gunshots’ which sounded like ‘a load of beer barrels falling off a lorry’.
Another, Tom Parker, 26, said he heard ‘six gunshots’ and’eight police cars came firing past’.
Meanwhile, Emma Smalley, 28, who was shopping in B&M at the time, said: ‘We heard about six massive bangs and didn’t know what it was at the time. Everyone got evacuated. I’ve had to leave everything in there.
‘I just thought it was banging. I didn’t know whether it was a delivery for B&M or someone in the warehouse. It was noisy.’
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