Gunman shoots man in the back in Northamptonshire street


A man was shot in the back after he was approached by two men in a Northamptonshire street.

The man was in Hayway, Rushden at about 6am yesterday (Sunday) when he was approached by two men who threatened him with a gun and one of the men then shot him in the back.

A police spokesman said the victim was taken to University Hospital Coventry, but his injuries were not life-threatening.

The spokesman said: “We believe that this was an isolated incident and are working hard two identify the two male offenders.

“They are currently following a number of lines of enquiry into the incident.”

Anyone with any information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.