Notts Woodland Shooting Incident

18th September 2016

Officers responded at 8.45pm to an incident in a wooded area between Colwick Road and Sneinton Boulevard yesterday, 17 September 2016.

A 25-year-old man was treated on scene by ambulance crews and later taken to hospital with what are thought to be serious injuries.

A section of Colwick Road between Port Arthur Road and Colwick Road level crossing remains closed as well as a woodland path between Colwick Road and Sneinton Boulevard while officers make their enquiries.

Det Supt Rob Griffin said "We understand that a blue Yamaha R6 motorcycle with two occupants, both wearing helmets, parked on Sneinton Boulevard near to the entrance of Sneinton Wood. The movements of this motorcycle leading up to the time it was parked is of interest to us.

"Between 8.35pm and 8.50pm officers believe two shots were fired within the wooded area, on the path between Colwick Road and Sneinton Boulevard.

"A man was found a short time later with two injuries which we believe are consistent with the type of injuries sustained by a shotgun."

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident on suspicion of attempted murder.

Det Supt Rob Griffin added "We have undertaken an extensive investigation and, whilst in its early stages, we are confident that the threat to the local community of Sneinton is low. We remain open minded and are looking at several lines of enquiry at this time. We would not rule out further arrests in relation to this incident.

"As you might expect, there will be an increased police presence in the areas around Colwick Road and Sneinton Boulevard and additional patrols are planned.

"Thankfully this is a very rare occurrence in Nottingham and we are working very hard to tackle those responsible. Our priority will remain the safety of our communities and we will be here, as always, when you need us."

If you saw the incident, heard anything in the area or know anything about what might have happened, please call Nottinghamshire Police urgently on 101 quoting incident number 821 of the 17 September 2016.

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