Two people are injured after ‘shots are fired’ outside college in Crawley

Two people have been injured and a man has been arrested today after police responded to ‘reports of gunshot fire’ outside a college in Crawley.  

Armed police were pictured outside the West Sussex college this afternoon as staff and students were evacuated from the building.  

A large police presence is in place near Crawley College and the public is being urged to stay away, a force spokesperson said. 

A man has been detained at the scene in Crawley and two people have suffered injuries, not believed to be serious, police added.

Armed police were pictured outside the West Sussex college as staff and students were evacuated from the building

Armed police were pictured outside the West Sussex college as staff and students were evacuated from the building

Armed police were pictured outside the West Sussex college as staff and students were evacuated from the building

Two people have been injured and a man has been arrested after police responded to 'reports of gunshot fire' outside a college in Crawley

Two people have been injured and a man has been arrested after police responded to 'reports of gunshot fire' outside a college in Crawley

Two people have been injured and a man has been arrested after police responded to ‘reports of gunshot fire’ outside a college in Crawley

Armed police were pictured outside Crawley College in West Sussex today

Armed police were pictured outside Crawley College in West Sussex today

Armed police were pictured outside Crawley College in West Sussex today

Two people are injured after 'shots are fired' outside college in Crawley

Two people are injured after 'shots are fired' outside college in Crawley

Two people are injured after ‘shots are fired’ outside college in Crawley

One man has been detained following reports of shots being fired near Crawley College

One man has been detained following reports of shots being fired near Crawley College

One man has been detained following reports of shots being fired near Crawley College

There is a large police presence at the scene of the incident in West Sussex

There is a large police presence at the scene of the incident in West Sussex

There is a large police presence at the scene of the incident in West Sussex

Surrounding roads are shut while members of the public are advised to stay away from the site. There is a large police presence at the scene and in the local area.  

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) said a police helicopter from Redhill was called to the scene to support local officers during the incident. 

In a statement this afternoon, Sussex Police said: ‘One man has been detained following reports of shots being fired near Crawley College. Please stay away from the area at this time.

‘There is a large police presence at scene and in the local area.’

Surrounding roads are shut while members of the public are advised to stay away from the site. There is a large police presence at the scene and in the local area

Surrounding roads are shut while members of the public are advised to stay away from the site. There is a large police presence at the scene and in the local area

Surrounding roads are shut while members of the public are advised to stay away from the site. There is a large police presence at the scene and in the local area

Surrounding roads are shut while members of the public are advised to stay away from the site. There is a large police presence at the scene and in the local area

Surrounding roads are shut while members of the public are advised to stay away from the site. There is a large police presence at the scene and in the local area

Sussex Police said: 'Police have responded to reports of gun shot fire near Crawley College. Police received multiple calls shortly after 3.10pm. One man has been detained'

Sussex Police said: 'Police have responded to reports of gun shot fire near Crawley College. Police received multiple calls shortly after 3.10pm. One man has been detained'

Sussex Police said: ‘Police have responded to reports of gun shot fire near Crawley College. Police received multiple calls shortly after 3.10pm. One man has been detained’

Two people have suffered injuries, but these are not believed to be serious

Two people have suffered injuries, but these are not believed to be serious

Two people have suffered injuries, but these are not believed to be serious

In a further statement, the force said: ‘Police have responded to reports of gun shot fire near Crawley College.

‘Police received multiple calls shortly after 3.10pm. One man has been detained at the scene by police.

‘Staff and students are being evacuated away from the college.

‘Two people have suffered injuries, but these are not believed to be serious.’

This is a breaking news story. More to follow. 

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