Message from Humberside Police:
Assistant Chief Constable Paul Anderson said: “There is currently a scene in place on Hessle Road, Hull, following a police incident in the early hours of this morning (Sunday, 15 December).
“Officers were deployed to the area after a report was received that a man was in the street and believed to be in possession of a firearm.
“The man was shot by police during the incident and is currently in hospital in a critical condition. There were no other injuries sustained by anyone.
“A mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office of Police Conduct.
“We are still in the very early stages of the investigation, however we do not believe this incident to have any terrorism connection or links.”