Oxford shooting: Stand-off between police and gunman ends

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Witnesses heard armed police shout “put your hands up”

A stand-off between a gunman and armed police in Oxford has “ended peacefully”, police have said.

Shots were exchanged between the suspect and officers in Paradise Square on Monday before negotiators attempted to end the situation.

Thames Valley Police announced the stand-off had ended 17 hours after officers were first called.

One person is being treated for a non-life threatening injury, South Central Ambulance Service said.

Firearms officers were called at 13:15 BST on Monday after witnesses reported hearing gunfire.

Police began to allow residents to return to their homes on Monday evening after presenting themselves to officers at the police cordon.

All road closures have been lifted in the area, though police remain at the scene.



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