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Police arrest two more people in connection with suspected shooting in Washington

Officers were called to the One Stop Shop on Blue House Lane Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Police have arrested two more people in connection with a suspected shooting in Washington, Tyne and Wear.

Officers were called to the One Stop Shop on Blue House Lane at around 2pm on Thursday 10 October, to reports of gunfire.

Police was alerted by the ambulance service.

The incident resulted in a 28-year-old man suffering life-threatening injuries.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

In the early hours of Friday 11 October, police made two further arrests. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

It is believed the 28-year-old victim had been in an altercation with someone outside the corner shop before he was shot.

Two men, aged 26 and 33, were arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm on Thursday evening.

In the early hours of Friday 11 October, police made two further arrests.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder while a 24-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

All four suspects remain in police custody and are assisting officers with their investigation.

Chief Inspector Sam Rennison, of Northumbria Police, said:

My message to the public is one of reassurance – incidents involving a firearm are very rare in this area, and we will not rest until we have established what exactly has happened.

We believe this to be an isolated incident and all parties are known to each other. We are not currently looking for any other individuals in connection with this investigation.

An increased police presence will remain in the area throughout today as officers carry out enquiries and offer reassurance to the community. Anyone who has any concerns is encouraged to speak to them.”

– Chief Inspector Sam Rennison
A police cordon remains in place and Blue House Lane Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A police cordon remains in place and Blue House Lane is closed between Albany Way and the roundabout at Havannah Road.

Drivers are being urged to use a different route.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen what happened to get in touch.