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Gunman inside Doncaster shop fired by armed police

A man was taken to hospital after being fired by police in a shop in Doncaster, England, today, Nov. 7.

South Yorkshire Police were phoned to Lifestyle Express in Wheatley to a report of a gunman inside.

Armed officers arrived at the scene shortly before 9am where a police firearm was fired, the force confirmed.

A 27-year-old man was injured in the standoff and he was taken to hospital where he remains in stable condition.

He has since been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

No other members of the public, or officers, were injured during the incident.

The incident has since been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Assistant Chief Constable Richard Alton said: “We know that the incident will have no doubt caused some serious concern, especially among those living nearby.

“I would like to stress that we are taking this morning’s events extremely seriously.

“We are working alongside the Independent Office for Police Conduct to unpick exactly what took place.

“There will be a number of officers at the scene today carrying out tests as our investigation continues.”