Shooting In Crawley

9 August 2010, 07:44 | Updated: 9 August 2010, 09:33

A 4th man arrested in connection with a shooting in Crawley, has been released on bail - see the latest from Police here.

A fourth person arrested on suspicion of trying to murder a man who was shot through his own front door has been freed on bail, police said today.

The 29-year-old victim suffered minor injuries to his legs caused by shotgun pellets and the shattered door in the incident in Park Way, Pound Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, on August 3.

A 48-year-old man arrested on Friday on suspicion of attempted murder has been granted police bail, pending further inquiries, Sussex Police said.

Three other men, aged 24, 25 and 26, who were arrested last Wednesday, were released on bail on Friday evening.

Officers said the victim, who was at home with his wife, answered his front door at around 10.45pm to a man he did not recognise and who was pointing a shotgun at him.

He instinctively slammed the door shut before the gunman fired two shots into the lower part of the door, leaving him with pellet wounds to his knee.

He was treated in hospital but was later discharged.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Johns, from Sussex Police's major crime branch, said today: ``Detectives are working closely with colleagues outside of Sussex in this complex inquiry, which is developing each day.

``We appreciate the support of the community in this investigation, where intelligence has been key.''