DETECTIVES are investigating after two men died during a “violent row” with one allegedly being murdered and the second shot dead by cops.
A young child was also injured during the terrifying incident which happened at a flat in Milton Keynes, Bucks, yesterday morning.
Concerned neighbours called the police after hearing a “horrible commotion” at a first floor property in the quiet leafy close.
Cops raced to the scene after several reports of a “serious disturbance” and forced entry into the home.
Officers discovered the body of a man in his 30s and a badly injured child, with a woman and second child suffering from shock but appeared unharmed.
A man in his 20s was also in the property, with officers deploying a taser before firing shots during the raid in Denmead in Two Mile Ash on the outskirts of the town.
Emergency services were called to the scene and he was given first aid but was pronounced dead at the scene at about 9.40am.
The families of both men have been informed by officers of the incident.
The young child who was removed from the property was rushed to hospital in a serious condition, where they remain.
An investigation has been launched into the tragedy and Thames Valley Police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
As forensic teams today continued to scour the six-flat block and surrounding gardens and pavements, shocked neighbours told of the horror.
Algars Vilsons told how he was disturbed by “a really weird sound” while sitting on his sofa playing computer games.
He said: “It sounded like someone was beating a dog. It sounded really horrible, it was really weird and I knew something was not right.”
Algars, 28, whose maisonette is at a right angle to the flat, said : “I heard all this commotion, there was shouting and screaming and swearing. It was going on for nearly 30 minutes. I had no idea what it was all about but it was a big row going on.
The bakery production operator told The Sun: “The windows were open and I heard a man keep telling a woman ‘He’s not dead, he’s alive. Trust me, I’m your husband.’
“The woman sounded hysterical and the man kept repeating that ‘he’s not dead.’
“Lots of police turned up and I saw a young child who looked injured being carried out of the flat by an officer.
“Then a woman came out and about half an hour a second child was carried out by a police officer.
“I don’t know the people involved but it was a shocking situation. It’s normally so quiet and peaceful and we’ve never had any trouble here before.”
Another neighbour Jackie Moore told how she was “woken up by all the commotion.”
Jackie, 65, a sales assistant for a charity, said: “I was peeping out of the window and I heard two shots being fired, bang, bang. I was shocked when I found out that two men had died. I felt traumatised.
“The older man who died lives with his wife and two young children, a toddler and a girl aged around five. He’s a very strange person, really odd.
“He never said hello or greeted me or my husband and she wouldn’t say anything when she was with him, only when she was alone with the kids.
“I don’t know them by name but I always saw them walking past. He’s really tall and works out and looks of Jamaican descent. His wife is mixed race.
“Police came to speak to me but they didn’t disclose any information. They didn’t even say anyone was dead.
“We’ve lived here for 12 years and there’s never been an incident, never any trouble.”
Assistant Chief Constable Christian Bunt, said: “What has happened this morning can only be described as absolutely tragic and will no doubt have an impact on the community.
“Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by this incident.
“Our Major Crime Unit are working closely with the IOPC to understand exactly what has happened.
“At this stage no one else is being sought in relation to this investigation and we are seeking to support everyone involved.
“Members of the community will see an increased police presence. We would ask anyone who has any concerns or information to please speak to one of our uniformed officers.
“We are also asking members of the public who may have information to please call 101 or report online quoting reference 20210626-0652 or if they wish to remain anonymous they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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