Witnesses say they saw an injured man, who they believed to be carrying an axe, in the street after hearing what they thought could have been gun shots.
Workman Kevin Hollis, who was walking back to a nearby site said: “I”ve been told that a guy with an axe was attacking a car, and he was shot twice. He”s dead apparently.”
One man, who lives on Caroline Street out walking his Yorkshire terrier, said: “Everywhere you go there”s a copper.
”It must be quite serious. It can”t be an accident because they wouldn”t shut this many roads.”
Police have cordoned off Charles Street, off Freetown Way, while a separate cordon has been placed around the Case Training building.
Parts of nearby roads Raywell Street and Francis Street have also been roped off.
Onlookers have been advised not to leave buildings in the area, as the city remains on lockdown.
police everywhere on francis street pic.twitter.com/tRjZBipXR9
— Paul Storr (@StorrPaul)
November 29, 2016
Emergency services, including paramedics and fire fighters, remain at the scene.
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