Two men arrested in connection with shooting in Noctorum

Two men have been arrested as detectives continue to appeal for information following an injury shooting in Noctorum on Sunday 18 December.

At around 9.15pm, armed police were called to Newark Close in Noctorum to reports of gunshots.

A man in his 20s subsequently presented at hospital with an arm injury, and remains in hospital at the time of writing.

Following enquiries, a 26-year-old man and a 19-year-old man have now been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

Officers remained in the area to carry out initial forensic, house-to-house and CCTV enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Grounds, Head of our Firearms Investigation Team, said, “This was a targeted attack, and one which could have had fatal consequences to those targeted or indeed any passers-by or residents.

“The risks of such reckless behaviour are plain to see, and we are determined to find those responsible and the weapon used, and remove both from the streets.

“The men have been arrested but our enquiries continue today. We believe a black Mercedes GLA Estate recovered at the scene may be connected to the incident, and forensic enquiries will be carried out to identify those linked to the vehicle and if the incident is connected to any known criminal disputes in the area.

“If you live locally or were passing by, check your dashcam, CCTV or doorbell footage and if you have captured anything suspicious, the incident itself, and this or other vehicles. We will take action on all information provided.

“Our Local Policing team will also be out and about this week, so speak with us directly, or get in touch via @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, with reference 22000931826.”


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