South East Wales

Two men arrested after shooting from car in Newport

Two men have been arrested following a shooting near a pub in Newport.

Pellets were shot from one car causing another vehicle to crash near the Cross Hands pub on Chepstow Road at about 23:30 BST on Tuesday.

One man suffered a head injury as a result of the pellets being fired, while another man had minor injuries from the crash.

Both were in the car that crashed along with a woman who hurt her back.

Gwent Police said none of the injuries were life-threatening and all three were taken to hospital but have since been released.

The two men were then arrested and are in custody.

Officers are carrying out enquiries to locate the other vehicle and its occupants reported to be involved.

Somerton Road, which is off Chepstow Road, remains closed.

Ch Insp Huw Nicholas from Gwent Police said: "We would like to reassure residents of Newport that we don't believe this was a random incident and that the occupants of the vehicles were known to each other.

"We have put a team of officers together including detectives, neighbourhood officers and forensic specialists to work on the investigation."

The force appealed for anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and has any information to call 101.

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