Woman Hurt In Shooting

31 January 2013, 11:30 | Updated: 31 January 2013, 11:38

Police are investigating a shooting in a residential part of Luton that left a woman with an injured hand.

Bedfordshire Police were called to the junction of Russell Street and Wellington Street just after 2pm on Wednesday 30 January 2013.

A woman in her mid thirties was found with a hand wound. She was taken to hospital for treatment and was later discharged.

Russell Street and Wellington Street were closed off while Scenes of Crime Officers examined the area.  Officers have also been speaking to local people to provide reassurance to the community.

Police think the victim was with her partner and had driven along Russell Street and turned into Wellington Street.

Bedfordshire Police say the pair then turned their vehicle around and returned to the road junction where the woman's partner was involved in an argument with two men shortly before the shooting took place.

The victim and her partner are believed to have driven off as the shots were fired at their vehicle.

Two men were seen running from the scene towards Stanley Street. They are described as black. One wore black sunglasses and both were wearing hats.

Leading the investigation, Detective Inspector Ruth Dodsworth, is keen to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident.

DI Dodsworth said: "We do not believe this was a random shooting and we know there were a number of people in the area that we still need to trace. I would urge anyone who saw the incident or anyone who saw the two men standing at the junction of Russell Street and Wellington Street to contact the police and help stop this type of violent crime happening again."

Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact Bedfordshire Police on 101, in confidence, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.