Man hurt in Gloucester shooting targeted by masked man

A man injured in a shooting in Gloucester was targeted outside his home by a man wearing a hood and mask.

Police said the 24-year-old victim suffered serious shotgun wounds to his legs and is in a stable condition at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Officers attended Winsley Road, Matson, at 2320 BST on Friday following reports of a man getting out of a dark green saloon car carrying a gun.

A man arrested following the incident has been released without charge.

The man who got out of the car is believed to have shot the victim before driving away in the direction of the Musket pub.

The car is believed to have a part registration number P664.

'Identify the offender'

Det Ch Insp Neil Kelly, of Gloucestershire Police, said: "Firstly I would like to stress to the local community that incidents like this are very rare in Gloucestershire and that we do not believe this was a random shooting.

"Officers will be speaking to residents in the area to answer any concerns they have and help reassure them.

"We are currently doing everything we can to identify the offender.

"Forensic searches at the scene are continuing and we are speaking to witnesses, conducting house-to-house enquiries and checking CCTV in the area.

"We would appeal for anyone with any information about this crime to get in contact with us immediately, particularly if they see or remember seeing the dark green saloon car the offender was using."

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