Sussex

Hastings shooting: Two held after shots fired at house

Scene of Hastings shooting Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption A door and a window at the property in Hastings were damaged by the gunshots

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life after shots were fired at a house in East Sussex.

No-one was hurt, but a door and two windows at the property in Devonshire Road, Hastings, were damaged.

Sussex Police said the shooting, which happened just before 18:00 GMT on Sunday, was not terror-related.

A firearms unit was sent to the scene after two people reportedly got out of a car and fired a gun, officers said.

A 51-year old man and a 31-year old woman, both from St Leonards, were arrested nearby a short time later.

On Monday police said no firearm had been found and forensic work was continuing to establish the type of weapon used.

Ch Insp Paul Phelps urged witnesses to the incident to come forward, in particular those that went into the Sainsbury's Local store at the other end of Devonshire Road to report what had happened.

He added that there was nothing to suggest the incident posed a risk to the wider community in the town.

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