The man man fatally shot in Southampton yesterday was Jamal Jones who was 23 and from Lyon Street in the city. He died following a gun shot from what is believed to be a hand gun. Five people have been arrested in connection with the incident. Chief Inspector Craig Dibdin said:
We understand the public may have some concerns of safety due to the nature of this incident. We do not believe the public are in any danger as we are following a number of lines of enquiry that cause us to believe at this time this is a drug related incident where the victim and suspects were known to each other is some way, and this incident has occurred as a result of their criminal activity. We will continue to have a police presence in and around the St Mary’s area while the investigation at the premises continues.”
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