A man in his 30s is in critical condition after he was shot by police in North Somerset.
Avon and Somerset Police said officers went to a house on Wick Road, Wick St Lawrence at around 11.30 am on Monday, as part of an investigation into possible firearms offences, when the man was shot inside the property.
He was immediately given first aid before he was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
His next of kin have been informed and are being kept fully updated.
A cordon is now in place on Wick Road while enquiries are carried out at the scene.
Chief Inspector Adam O'Loughlin said: “We understand the local community will be shocked and people will want to know what happened.”
The Independent Office for Police Conduct confirmed it will carry out an independent investigation.
“We are committed to being open and transparent and will fully cooperate with the IOPC,” the police force added.
“Our thoughts are with the man and his family as he continues to receive treatment at hospital.
“Anyone with concerns about this incident is encouraged to speak to officers at the scene or contact their local neighbourhood team.”