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Photo-fits released after Luton shooting

Photo-fits released by police
Image caption Police have released two photo-fit images of a man they want to talk to in connection with a shooting in Leicester Road, Luton

Two photo-fit images of a man police want to trace in connection with a shooting in Luton have been released.

The images are of a man believed to be responsible for the shooting of a 27-year-old man in Leicester Road, at its junction with Dunstable Road, on 20 May at 07:58 BST.

The victim remains in hospital undergoing extensive surgery to his leg.

He is described as being in a serious but stable condition.

The offender has been described as a man with a tanned complexion, about 6ft (1.8m) tall, with a dark, greying beard and carrying a yellow JD sports bag that contained the firearm.

Image caption A 27-year-old man was shot in the attack on 20 May

Det Insp Iain Morgan, of the serious crime unit - based at Luton Police Station, said: "These are not photographs of the offender but E-Fit pictures which have been created based on information from eye witnesses.

"We would encourage everyone to have a close look at these images and compare the similar facial features within the two and if anyone can help identify the man responsible for this shooting I would urge them to contact the police immediately."

Police said a £1,000 reward is available to anyone who can provide information that leads to an arrest and conviction of people for gun crimes in the county.

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