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‘Gunman’ spotted running down street with ‘firearm’ near school

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A gunman has been spotted "running" down a "main road" near a school with a firearm in his hand, it has been reported.

The man was reportedly spotted wielding a gun in the village of Quorn, near Loughborough, in the afternoon of November 11.

An eyewitness called Leicestershire Police, who told Daily Star Online, officers are heading towards the scene.

One Quorn resident, who did not want to be named, reportedly told LeicestershireLive a man was seen pointing a weapon at people and shops.

He also told the publication the individual was "shouting threats" and an old lady came out of her front door before someone "shouted at her to get inside for her safety."

Another person said they saw a man "running down the main road" outside a school now believed to be Rawlins Academy.

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A resident, who did not want to be named, said: "There was some shouting in the street and I looked out.

"There was a man with his top off carrying what looked to be a rifle, I have no idea if it was an air rifle or a real gun.

"He was aiming it at people and shouting threats."

"One old lady came to her front door to see what all the fuss was about and someone shouted at her to get inside for her safety."

The nearby Co-op store is understood to have locked its doors after the individual pointed their gun in the direction of the shop.

An eyewitness said: "At one point the bloke was aiming the rifle at the Co-op store, in Loughborough Road, but staff managed to lock the doors to protect customers."

Police and brave members of the public are believed to be tracking the man from a safe distance as he wandered through the village.

"There were a few people following him, including some police, as he walked down Loughborough Road. He turned into Barrow Road and down a side street," a resident said.

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