Shot men on Wearside were "targeted"

Two men injured in a double shooting on Wearside had been deliberately targeted, police have confirmed.

The victims, aged 36 and 37, were taken to hospital after being attacked in the Washington area in the early hours of Sunday.

Northumbria Police said the shootings were "not random" and involved people who "knew each other".

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and bailed.

One of the victims was released from hospital. A second is in a stable condition.

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