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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 September 2006, 07:33 GMT 08:33 UK
Shot serviceman is critically ill
Emergency services at the scene (picture Martin Hooper)
Emergency services were called to the scene
A member of the armed forces has been critically injured in a shooting at Ogmore-by-Sea near Bridgend in south Wales.

Armed police were called to the seaside village on Saturday afternoon following reports of a gunshot.

Police said the injured man, who is based at RAF St Athan, was airlifted to hospital and was critically ill.

Four witnesses were questioned. There have been no arrests and police are not looking for anybody else.

Officers said the weapon had been recovered but would not say what type it was.

Police vans at the scene
Officers cordoned off an area

A number of vehicles in a car park in Ogmore-by -Sea were cordoned off following the incident.

Officers said a number of witnesses had come forward but anyone with information should contact South Wales Police on 02920 222111.

Inspector Chris Daniel of South Wales Police said: "Our investigation has only just started and is far from complete but we are not looking for anyone else at this time.

"It would be premature to draw any conclusions at this point."

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said the injured man had been taken to Morriston Hospital in Swansea.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence said: "We can confirm that a member of the armed forces serving at RAF St Athan was involved in an incident this morning and was severely injured."

"Some...tell me they heard two shots, others say they heard five."

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