Two people are injured after 'shots are fired' in Crawley

Two people are injured after 'shots are fired' in Crawley

04/26/2021

Two people are injured after ‘shots are fired’ outside college in Crawley as man is arrested and students and staff are evacuated

  • Police say a man has been detained ‘following reports of shots being fired’ 
  • The incident is ongoing near Crawley College in West Sussex this afternoon 
  • Members of the public are advised to stay away from the area at this time 

A man has been arrested ‘following reports of shots being fired’ near a college today.

Armed police were pictured outside Crawley College in West Sussex this afternoon as staff and students were evacuated and the area was cordoned off.  

Two people have suffered injuries, but these are not believed to be serious, police said. 

Armed police were pictured outside Crawley College in West Sussex today

Surrounding roads are shut while members of the public are advised to stay away from the site.

There is a large police presence at the scene and in the local area, Sussex Police said.

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) said a police helicopter from Redhill was called to the scene to support local officers during the incident. 

A Sussex Police spokesman said: ‘One man has been detained following reports of shots being fired near Crawley College.

‘Please stay away from the area at this time. There is a large police presence at scene and in the local area.

‘We will provide more information as soon as we are able.’

This is a breaking news story. More to follow. 

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