Road on lockdown after fatal police shooting

A man has died in a police shooting near Bristol.

Sep 27, 2017

A man has died in a police shooting near Bristol. Avon and Somerset Constabulary closed the Portbury Hundred road after a firearms incident at around 9.30am on Wednesday (September 27). Eyewitnesses report that several shots were fired through the window of a vehicle. An Air Ambulance is at the scene. The incident is now being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. A spokesperson said: “We can confirm a man died earlier this morning in an incident involving police firearms on the Portbury Hundred (A369) in Portishead. “We have referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. “This has been a fast moving incident and is now under investigation by the IPCC.” The road is to remain closed during the morning rush hour on Thursday (September 28). A force spokesperson added:”This is to ensure all necessary evidence is gathered and a thorough examination of the scene is carried out.”

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