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Man and boy, 14, quizzed by police over fatal shooting

Lee Holt, 32, was gunned down in what police described as an “altercation involving a small number of people”.

A 49-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy are being questioned on suspicion of murder after a man was shot in the chest at a house in Lancashire.

Lee Holt, 32, was gunned down in what police described as an “altercation involving a small number of people” at the front door of the address in Barnard Close, Oswaldtwistle.

Mr Holt, from Accrington, was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital following the shooting at about 8.25pm on Wednesday but died a short time later.

A 14-year-old boy from Oswaldtwistle was arrested shortly after the incident on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody. Later, police announced the arrest of the 49-year-old man also from Oswaldtwistle.

It is believed Mr Holt, whose job was painting road markings for a local tarmacing firm, had been visiting the address, a modern semi-detached house in a quiet cul-de-sac.

It is understood he went there to discuss bullying allegations between children at a local school.

The father of the arrested boy is understood to run his own tree surgeon business and kept guns at the property, according to neighbours.

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