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Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of murder after shooting

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A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was fatally shot in Accrington.

The boy aged 14 was arrested after cops responded to an incident at Barnard Close in Oswaldtwistle on Wednesday at around 8.25pm, following reports that a man had been shot in the chest.

Police say the victim who suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest was rushed to the Royal Blackburn Hospital but sadly died a short time later.

Officers are now holding the teenager in Police Custody on suspicion of murder.

Detective Inspector Pete Danby said: “Firstly my thoughts are with the man’s family at this incredibly sad and difficult time.

“We are in the very early stages of our investigation and have a number of officers on with enquiries.

“We think this was an isolated incident and believe there is no wider threat to local residents, however, we have stepped up patrols in the area to offer some reassurance to the community.

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