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Blake Hoskins jailed for Southmead shooting

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image captionBlake Hoskins was jailed for the shooting at Bristol Crown Court on Monday

A man has been jailed for 11 years after he shot a man who had to have the lower part of his leg amputated.

Blake Hoskins, 21, left the man seriously injured and a woman needing treatment for pellet wounds after the "targeted" attack.

Police said the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute.

Hoskins admitted causing grievous bodily harm, wounding, criminal damage, affray and a firearms offence at Bristol Crown Court.

Det Insp James Wasiak, of Avon and Somerset Police, said the "serious incident" on 18 June was the result of a row between the two men about an ex-partner that had escalated in the hours before.

He said: "One man is in prison, another has suffered a life-changing injury and a young woman was needlessly hurt.

"None of this should ever have happened and today's ruling shows that the courts take such tit-for-tat violence very seriously."

image captionThe man and woman were attacked at about 00:50 BST on 18 June

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