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Police investigations continue following the Merton Shooting Reuters

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was shot dead outside a home in Merton, near Hull.

The man was killed outside a bungalow near East Dale Road and Melton Old Road following a domestic row, police said.

A second man was hurt but his injuries were not life threatening. Unconfirmed reports said he had been stabbed.

Two men aged 54 and 34 and a boy, 15, remain in custody after they were arrested in connection with the incident.

The victim is yet to be formally identified.

Today police continue to guard the house in Melton Old Road while they carry out their investigations and offer their reassurance to the local commmunity.

Detective chief inspector Wendy North, leading the investigation, said: "On arrival at the incident yesterday evening, we quickly arrested three people in connection with the incident which resulted in the death of a man at the property on Melton Old Road.

"We would like to stress that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this isolated incident which appears to have resulted from a domestic dispute involving members of an extended family living at or visiting the address.

"Our investigation is very much under way to establish the circumstances leading to the death of a man yesterday and it is important that anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the area at the time contacts us as soon as possible. We would urge anyone with information to call us on 101 quoting log number 502 of yesterday Tuesday 20 May."

Forty police officers swooped on the village and sealed a large part of it off after locals reported hearing a gunshot. Four ambulances, a police helicopter and a bomb squad vehicle also attended the scene.

The man was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

Resident Trevor Hulse, who has lived in Melton Old Road for 24 years, told the Hull Daily Mail he knew one of those involved.

He said: "I heard two gun shots in the early evening and it was very scary.

"This is such a quiet village, with a great community spirit, and my wife and I are absolutely stunned by what has happened.

Another neighbour, Andrew Whitelam, said: "Everyone is absolutely shocked.

"I have never known anything like this happen in Melton and I have been living here a very long time."