Two people have been arrested after a man was shot outside a block of flats in a targeted attack in Crawley. The victim will need surgery for a hand injury believed to have been caused by a shotgun in Commonwealth Drive last night.
Two people living in one of the flats, a man aged 38 and a woman of 26, were held on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm but later freed without any further action.
Police are trying to trace other people in the area when the man was shot.
Officers appeared for information about a car, described as an old-style silver or gold-coloured Suzuki Swift, or similar type, which drove away from the scene immediately afterwards.
Police are investigating a report that a man was shot whilst he was outside a block of flats in Commonwealth Drive in Crawley last night.
A man was traced to a hospital where he was treated for a firearms injury to his hand, believed to have been caused by a shotgun.
The occupants of a flat in Commonwealth Drive, a 38-year old local man and a 26-year old local woman, were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm but have since been released without any further action.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Wardley-Wilkins said; "This is a serious but isolated incident for the area. It's already clear this was not a random attack. Local people are being reassured that there is no current risk to their safety."
Police are investigating a report of a shooting in Commonwealth Drive, Crawley, at 9.38pm on Thursday 28 November.
The tactical firearms unit have been on standby and enquiries are ongoing to trace the victim and the men believed to be involved.
There is no more information available at this time."
Investigations are underway into a suspected shooting in Crawley last night. Officers were called to Commonwealth Drive around half past nine. No one has been arrested.
The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that a man was arrested after special rounds were shot to stop a car on the A27 this afternoon.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Trident Gang Crime Command today carried out a 'hard stop' on a car on the A27 in Lewes, Sussex.
MPS detectives and armed officers from the MPS Specialist Firearms Command stopped the car at around 15:30hrs in relation to firearms.
No shots were fired during the stop but Hatton rounds where discharged to incapacitate the car.
There were no reports of any injuries. A suspected firearm was recovered.
A man (no further details at this time) was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and has been taken into custody at a local police station.
Armed Metropolitan police officers have fired "Hatton Rounds" - a type of shotgun blast - to stop a car on the A27 in Lewes. No-one was injured. There are long delays on the roads in the area. The police say no more details can be given at the moment.
Four men have admitted fatally shooting a Bournemouth man at his home.
21-year-old Reece James was shot dead in his flat in Boscombe on Wednesday July, 27.
The four men were found guilty of manslaughter today and will be sentenced tomorrow, Friday June, 7.
After the death of Reece James, Dorset Police's Major Crime Investigation Team started a search across the South, which led officers to London and Kent areas.
Detective Superintendent Pam Trevillion, said: “This verdict comes at the end of a complex investigation by Dorset Police working together with our colleagues at the Metropolitan Police and Kent Police as well as the Crown Prosecution Service."
Police investigating the murder of Jahmel Jones have delivered hundreds of witness appeal leaflets to homes surrounding St Mary's Street in Southampton.
The leaflets, containing a CCTV image of three men detectives want to trace in connection with the shooting which happened on as they continue to investigate the murder of Jahmel Jones on Saturday, April 20.
The leaflets have been delivered to homes in St Mary's Street and Northam Road as well as adjoining side roads.
Detectives leading the investigation into the shooting of Jamal Jones in Southampton have released moving CCTV images showing three suspects. Officers are appealing for sighting of the men and hope the CCTV may jog people’s memories.