Man detained after shooting incident

A man has been arrested after a shooting incident in Southampton on the evening of Thursday 4th April. The 21-year-old has been detained on suspicion of being in possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

It follows an incident in which a shotgun is believed to have been fired through the entry door of a block of flats in Meggeson Avenue at Townhill Park, just before midnight on Wednesday 3rd April.

Anoyone with information os being asked to contact Hampshire Police on 101.

“We believe this was a focused, targeted incident. Residents should be assured that there is nothing to indicate a wider threat to the local community.”.

– Detective Inspector Charlie Rimmer, Hampshire Police