Shooting In Reading's Prospect Park

31 May 2016, 06:46

Police are investigating a shooting in Reading's Prospect Park.

Officers were called at around 8pm on Sunday after reports a man had been shot.

They found a 23-year-old man with a gunshot wound.

He was flown to hospital by air ambulance and we're told he is in a stable condition.

Local Policing Area Commander for Reading, Supt Stan Gilmour said: “I would like to reassure the public that this attack appears to have been targeted against an individual and does not represent a threat to the community.

“A thorough investigation is being carried out, which means there will be an increased police presence in the area in the coming days. If you have any concerns or information to pass on then please approach one of our officers.

“Tilehurst road remains closed at this time. We would like to thank the public for their co-operation.”

Investigating officer, Det Insp Jon Groenen, of Force CID, based at Reading police station said: "I would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed this offence or has any information to contact police.

“If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

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