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One victim remains in hospital after two men shot in Luton

A 47-year-old man who suffered minor injuries and has since been discharged from hospital.

One of two men shot in Luton on Thursday night remains in hospital with serious injuries, police have said.

Police were called to an address in Portland Road following reports of a shooting at around 9.50pm.

A 47-year-old man suffered minor injuries and has since been discharged from hospital, while the second man is still in intensive care.

The incident comes in the wake of rising concern over levels of violent crime in England and Wales.

It emerged there have now been 55 murders in London alone this year, while stabbings are at their highest level across the country since 2011/12.

On Tuesday, 16-year-old Amaan Shakoor died after he was shot on Monday evening in Walthamstow.

His death came after that of Tanesha Melbourne, 17, who was gunned down around 30 minutes earlier just three miles away in Tottenham.

Detective Inspector Craig Laws, of Bedfordshire Police, said: “This incident is obviously very concerning. However we are treating it as isolated and officers are working hard to establish the circumstances surrounding what took place.

“We are very clear that violent behaviour will not be tolerated in Bedfordshire, and we will ensure that anyone who commits such crime will be brought to justice.

“Officers are currently following a number of lines of inquiry, and anyone with information is urged to contact us.”

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