Boxing Day shooting

Police investigating a shooting in Nottingham have now searched three homes, taken away numerous vehichles and spoken to over 30 people.

Officers executed warrants at three addresses in St Ann’s this morning, (Wednesday, 5 January) as they continued their enquiries into the shooting of a 24-year-old man on Boxing Day.

He was shot in Westville Gardens, St Ann’s, at around 1am and remains in a critical but stable condition at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.

No one was arrested during the raids, but several items were recovered.Since the shooting police have spoken to more than 30 people, who were at a nearby party, also in Westville Gardens.

A number of vehicles have also been recovered, searched and are currently being forensically examined. In addition, a house in Westville Gardens continues to be examined by specialist crime scene investigators.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Heydon said : “I would like to thank the public for the tremendous support they have given us.

“We have had real success in identifying most of the people who attended a party in Westville Gardens and have now interviewed more than 30 people.

“However I would also urge anyone else who was at the party, or anyone with information, particularly around vehicles seen in the area to come forward.”
 
High visibility officers are being deployed throughout St Ann’s to offer reassurance and police are continuing to carry out house-house enquiries and view CCTV footage.

Det Ch Insp Heydon added : “The public can rest assured this was an isolated incident and it is not being connected with any other crime or issue in Nottingham.

“However a 24-year-old man remains critically ill in hospital and we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to find those responsible and bring them to justice.”

Anyone with information should call Nottinghamshire Police on 0300 300 9999 and ask for the dedicated incident room at St Ann’s Police Station on 0115 844 5020.  Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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