Gloucestershire

Arrest after man shot outside Gloucester home

Police cordon outside the house in Winsley Road
Image caption Police said the gunman was wearing a hood and a mask

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 24-year-old man was shot outside his Gloucester home.

The victim suffered serious shotgun wounds to his legs and is in a stable condition at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

The incident happened in Winsley Road, Matson, at 2320 BST on Friday.

The arrested man, aged 42, is being questioned at Gloucester police station.

Detectives have also found a car in Matson which they believe is connected to the incident.

Officers attended the scene following reports of a man with a gun getting out of a dark green saloon car. He was wearing a hood and mask.

CCTV checks

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

The 42-year-old man was arrested at about 2000 BST on Saturday.

A man arrested immediately after the incident was released without charge.

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.

"Forensic searches at the scene are continuing and we are speaking to witnesses, conducting house-to-house inquiries 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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