Ingol man declared dead by Lancashire Police following shooting was military veteran according to neighbours

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An Ingol man declared dead by police following an alleged shooting was a military veteran, according to neighbours.

Police were called to a property on Whitby Avenue in Ingol this morning after reports of gunshots at around 6am. With neighbours claiming they heard loud bangs, Lancashire Police confirmed that they were called to an address on Whitby Avenue at 5.47am to a report of a concern for welfare.

"Officers attended and very sadly the body of a man in his 50s was found at the property," read a police statement. "He was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be passed in due course to HM Coroner."

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Police also confirmed that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.

One neighbours, who lives next door to the address in question with her young son, said that the man was a former military medic, although this has yet to be confirmed by authorities. The woman in question said she heard two gunshots at around 6am and saw a man's body on the back garden decking before police arrived.

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