A man died after he was shot in the head at point blank range on the steps of his home in Edinburgh, Scotland. Police issued a description of the gunman, adding that they “cannot rule out” the possibility that violent criminals, who have already killed once in Edinburgh, may have struck again. Detectives have appealed for information.
A man attended hospital after being shot in the groin in Liverpool, Merseyside in what is believed to have been a targeted attack. Police did not receive any reports of the incident at the time and the victim is not co-operating with them. Detectives have appealed for anyone with information, or relevant CCTV or dashcam footage, to come forward.
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A 6-year-old boy was injured in the back and hand after a gunman allegedly discharged a shotgun at his home in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. The victim, his brother and a third boy were in the front garden when a man with a double-barrelled sawn-off shotgun chased three people up the street. As the boys rushed inside, the gunman reportedly opened fire. It is thought that the attacker may have mistakenly believed his target had taken cover inside the house. The victim suffered a broken finger and required surgery to remove shrapnel. His father said that he has been unable to sleep since the assault. A man and a teenage male have since been arrested on suspicion of wounding.
A man has suffered life-changing injuries to his arm after being shot in Plymouth, Devon. Police investigating the attack were directed to an area where they discovered a 9mm pistol in a bin; the firearm, which appeared to have ten rounds remaining, is believed to be the weapon used in the shooting. The pistol is to undergo forensic testing to discover if it has been used in other serious crimes.
A man died after being shot in the chest in Erdington, Warwickshire. Police believe the attack was targeted. Following the shooting, emergency response staff found that the victim was in cardiac arrest. CPR and advanced life support were administered but the victim was declared dead at the scene. Police have appealed for information.
Police officers were deployed following reports of shots being fired outside a restaurant in Tooting, South London. No suspects or wounded people were found at the scene: however, a seriously-injured teenage male was found nearby shortly afterwards. No arrests have yet been reported.
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A cat, shot with an air rifle in Leigh, Greater Manchester, has had a leg amputated after a pellet shattered her femur. The owner said her son had been “hysterical and traumatised” when he found their pet lying injured in the back garden; he has since been having nightmares and “thinks someone is going to come in and shoot him”. A spokesperson from the Cats Protection League said: “Air gun attacks on cats not only cause terrible injuries, or even death, to the cats but also result in grief and anguish to the owners as well as fears in the local community for the safety of pets and people. Cats Protection are calling for the licensing of air guns in England and Wales, following in the footsteps of Scotland and Northern Ireland, to prevent these lethal weapons falling into the wrong hands.”
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A man has been seriously injured during a shooting incident in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Two men have since been charged with attempted murder; one of the suspects was also charged with possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger life, while the other faced an additional charge of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, namely a machete. Bail was refused and both men remain in custody.
It is suspected that air rifles were used to shoot at the village pavilion in Long Bennington, Lincolnshire, causing damage to the windows. A message posted on a community website urged anyone with information to pass it on to police.
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Hasnen Hussain, aged 20, has been sentenced to nine years in prison after being found guilty of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. After being thrown out of a club in Birmingham, West Midlands in January this year, Hussain returned and pointed a loaded Colt revolver at door staff. Patrolling police officers chased Hussain before taking him to the ground and disarming him.
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