Man shot in hand outside Crawley flat block

Commonwealth Drive, Crawley
Image caption Two people were arrested in connection with the shooting but released later

A man suffered serious hand injuries during a shooting outside a block of flats in West Sussex.

Police believe the victim was fired at with a shotgun in Commonwealth Drive, Crawley, at about 21.30 GMT.

He was traced by the force to a hospital later that evening. The injury will need specialist surgery.

A 38-year old man and woman, aged 26, were arrested in Commonwealth Drive on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm but later released.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "Inquiries are continuing to trace other people believed to have been present when the man was shot.

"The investigation is at an early stage and the full circumstances have not yet been established.

"Detectives would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who has any other information.

"In particular they seek information about a car, described as an old-style silver or gold-coloured Suzuki Swift, or similar type, which drove away from the scene immediately afterwards."

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