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Thames Valley Police (TVP) said in a statement officers were called to an address in Denmead, Two Mile Ash, around 9.40am yesterday and made a forced entry after acting on information from a witness. Inside, they found a man in his 30s who was later confirmed dead, as well as the child, who was seriously injured.

They also located a man in his 20s, with the force saying it was understood officers had deployed a Taser before shots were fired at the man.

The man then required first aid and treatment from paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene, TVP said.

The young child was taken to hospital.

Police said the closest relatives of the deceased men had been notified and officers would likely remain on duty outside the property for several days.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) confirmed having received a referral from TVP and said its investigation was “at a very early stage and no further information can be provided at this time.”

The IOPC statement added: “Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragic incident.”

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She added, “Community members will see an increased police presence.

“We ask anyone with concerns or information to please speak to one of our uniformed officers.”

Neighbors on a street where a man was shot dead by police spoke of their shock at the “tragic” incident.

Denmead residents in Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes, described hearing a “loud bang” and screaming after police broke down a door to a property at around 9.40am on Saturday.

Thames Valley Police said officers found the body of a man in his 30s and a seriously injured child inside the home.

A man in his 20s was also found on the property, and officers tasered before shots were fired at him. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Resident Tracey Sherman, 54, said she was “shocked” by what had happened in the “quiet zone”.

She said: “It’s a quiet area, normally nothing happens here.

“We usually keep to ourselves, but it’s so, so sad, and I know everyone will be shocked that something so tragic has happened on our doorstep…

“We are all now waiting to see how the baby is doing.

“Many of us would like to start laying flowers on the premises out of respect.”

Members of the public with information have been encouraged to call 101 or report online citing 20210626-0652 or if they wish to remain anonymous they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-27 14:39:00

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