Eastern District shooting: Everything we know so far after a man was shot and stabbed at a football match in Northampton

Investigations continue after a 28-year-old man was violently attacked at a playing field on the outskirts of town.

Here is everything we know so far about the shooting which as shocked the town.

The violent incident has shocked the town

The violent incident has shocked the town

- Police, ambulance and the air ambulance were all called to Ecton Brook playing field, just off Pennycress Place, at around 11.40am today, Sunday, July 21

- 999 calls were made after reports of an 'altercation' at the playing field where two football matches were taking place

- Eye-witnesses said a masked gang, who 'came out of nowhere', brutally attacked one of the players on the pitch

- Two gun shots were heard by people at the scene

- The gang were reportedly 'waving' weapons around

- It has been confirmed by police a 28-year-old man was shot and stabbed with a knife

- The victim was taken to University Hospital Coventry with serious injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening

- Police have described it as 'shocking'

- No arrests have been made yet

- Patrols have increased around the Eastern District to reassure and support the community

- Neighbours have complained of 'gangs and violence' on the estate

- Spectators and players at the match are being asked to come forward

- Witnesses can call Northamptonshire Police on 101, stating incident 242 of July 21

- Information can also be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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