Man shot dead in 'suspected drug feud'

A young man shot dead in Hampshire in a suspected drug-related feud has been named as detectives questioned five people on suspicion of his murder.

Unemployed Jamal Jones, 23, died from gunshot wounds after being fired upon at a property in St Mary Street, Southampton.

The murder weapon has not been recovered but police are quizzing five people believed to have been in the area at the time of the killing.

The five being held on suspicion of murdering Mr Jamal, of Lyon Street, Southampton, include two women aged 21 and 36 and three men aged 18, 21 and 41.

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 inquiry that cause us to believe at this time this is a drug-related incident where the victim and suspects were known to each other in 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.

– Chief Inspector Craig Dibdin

Detectives have sought to reassure the local community by saying they believe the incident was isolated and related to the criminal activity of those involved.

Police appealed for anyone who was in Ladbrokes on St Mary Street between 9am and 11am on Saturday to call 101, quoting Operation Emetic.

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