South East Wales

Man arrested over Newport shooting for attempted murder

Police activity at the scene of the Newport shooting
Image caption One man suffered a head injury as a result of the pellets being fired

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a shooting near a pub in Newport.

Two people were hurt when pellets were shot from one car causing another vehicle to crash near the Cross Hands pub on Chepstow Road on Tuesday.

Gwent Police said two others remained in custody after their arrest on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.

Officers are trying to locate the firearm used in the incident.

One man suffered a head injury as a result of the pellets being fired, while another man had minor injuries from the crash.

Both were in the car that crashed along with a woman who hurt her back.

Police are also looking for a dark coloured 4x4 vehicle seen driving along Chepstow Road and onto Beechwood Road at the time of the incident at 23:30 BST.

The man in police custody on suspicion of attempted murder is from Newport.

The two other men, aged 22 and 24, being held by police are from Cardiff.

The force appealed for anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or who has information to call 101.

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