Police were called to a home in Bristol to investigate possible firearms offencesAfter arriving at around 11.30am on Monday, a man in his 30s was shot by policeHe was given first aid and rushed to hospital. He remains in a critical condition

A man has been left fighting for his life after being shot by police.

Cops were called to a home in Bristol at around 11.30am on Monday as part of an investigation into possible firearms offences.

A man, aged in his 30s, was then shot by police inside a property on Wick Road, Wick St Lawrence and given emergency first aid.

He was then rushed to Southmead Hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

A cordon remains in place while enquiries are carried out at the scene and an investigation into the incident has also been launched by the police watchdog the IOPC.

Man in his 30s is left fighting for his life after armed cops swoop on house in Bristol and shoot him: Police watchdog launches probe into incident

A man, aged in his 30s, was shot by police inside a property on Wick Road, Wick St Lawrence and given emergency first aid

Chief Inspector Adam O’Loughlin said: ‘We understand the local community will be shocked and people will want to know what happened.

‘As someone has been injured, we have referred this to the Independent Office for Police Conduct which has confirmed it will carry out an independent investigation.

‘We are committed to being open and transparent and will fully cooperate with the IOPC.’

Police said the injured man’s next of kin have been informed and are being kept fully updated.

Chief Insp O’Loughlin added: ‘Our thoughts are with the man and his family as he continues to receive treatment at hospital.

‘Anyone with concerns about this incident is encouraged to speak to officers at the scene or contact their local neighbourhood team.’

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