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Police name man killed by gunshot

A man shot and killed on a housing estate has been named by police.

Bedfordshire Police said Paul Foster died shortly after arriving at Luton and Dunstable Hospital on Wednesday with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Mr Foster, 46, who is married with children and from the local area, is believed to have suffered chest injuries outside a house in Brunel Road, Luton. The house was not his home address, Bedfordshire Police have confirmed.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place.

Detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are continuing to appeal for information about a white Transit-style van seen speeding away from the scene of the shooting.

A silver BMW and a silver Vauxhall Corsa, found abandoned in the area of the hospital, are still undergoing forensic examination.

Detective superintendent Jeff Hill, head of the major crime unit, said: "This shooting happened in a residential street and has understandably left the local community feeling extremely vulnerable, which is why it is vital that people with information about what happened come forward and speak to the police.

He continued: "Paul was a married man with children and his loved ones deserve to see those responsible for his death brought to justice.

"The team of dedicated detectives investigating this case are continuing to keep an open mind as to the reasons why Paul was shot and I would take this opportunity to continue to appeal to members of the community to come forward and speak with officers to help catch those responsible - this is your community and we need your help to make it a safer place for you and your loved ones."

Anyone with information to assist the investigation is urged to contact police on 01707 355959.


From Belfast Telegraph