Melton death: Three arrested after 'domestic shooting'

Home covered by black tarpaulin Police erected a large black tarpaulin around the bungalow where the shooting happened

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Police investigating the death of a man shot in an East Yorkshire village are treating it as a domestic dispute involving extended family members.

Humberside Police was called to a bungalow in Melton, near Hull, at about 17:00 BST on Tuesday. Officers said firearms were recovered from the scene.

A man found with serious gun shot wounds was pronounced dead at the scene on Melton Old Road.

A 15-year-old boy and two men, aged 34 and 54, have been arrested.

The man who died has not been formally identified, police said.

Ch Sup Rick Proctor, of Humberside Police, said: "The injuries at this time are consistent with a firearm being discharged.

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It's very shocking. It's a really quiet village and a small community”

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"As part of the investigation firearms have been recovered [and] are in police possession at this time."

Armed officers at hospital

A 54-year-old man, who was found with non life-threatening "stab injuries" and taken to Hull Royal Infirmary on Tuesday, is one of those in police custody.

Armed officers were at the hospital while the 54-year-old received treatment, Ch Sup Proctor said.

The man has since been discharged.

Officers said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the "isolated incident".

The cordon around Melton village has now been lifted but police remain outside the bungalow, which is screened by a large tarpaulin.

Tom Miller, who works at the Green Dragon pub nearby, said: "It's very shocking. It's a really quiet village and a small community.

"I was at work last night when I saw police cars whizzing by. Residents were evacuated for a few hours, standing around on the roundabout."

Another local man told BBC Radio Humberside: "It's a real shock, not the sort of thing you expect round here at all."

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