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Police hunt launched after man shot at North Yorkshire house
2:35pm Sunday 22nd April 2012 in News
A POLICE manhunt has been launched after a man was shot in the leg in North Yorkshire.
Officers were called to a house in the Eastfield area of Scarborough at about 5.30pm on Saturday after reports of a disturbance, which saw a 36-year-old man receive a gunshot wound to his lower leg.
He is currently in a stable condition in hospital, with a spokesman for North Yorkshire Police saying the injuries are believed to have been caused during a "struggle" with another man who has yet to be traced.
Inspector Leo Suret, of the force's Eastfield Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "This is clearly a shocking incident and one which members of the local community will understandably be concerned about.
"However, I would like to reassure residents that we don't believe there to be a threat to the wider public and we are doing everything we can to locate the other man involved in the incident."
Anybody who can help the investigation should phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for Scarborough CID or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.