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Car shot at in Gateshead

Police are appealing for information after a car was reportedly shot at in Gateshead.

Officers received a call just after 6pm on Sunday evening that a member of the public had seen someone in a black vehicle discharge a firearm at a blue coloured vehicle. Both were driving north on the A194 (M) northbound near to the junction of the A195 at Follingsby.

Enquiries are on-going to locate the vehicles and those involved in the incident.

A section of the A194 (M) was closed northbound between the A182 and A195 at Follingsby but has now reopened.

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Two arrested after Newcastle shooting

Two people have been arrested after a teenager was shot in Newcastle last night.

The 17-year-old was taken to hospital after suffering gunshot wounds to his leg in the Walker area at around 9:30pm.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault. A 60-year-old woman was detained on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both remain in custody.

Any witnesses are being asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.