Everything you need to know about the Norwich shooting
PUBLISHED: 13:10 27 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:08 29 June 2018
A major police operation has been launched following a shooting in Norwich. Here is everything you need to know about the shooting.
When did it happen?
Police were called at 2am on Wednesday June 27 after local residents heard gunshots.
Where did it happen?
The shooting happened in Norwich in a wooded area cornered by Adelaide Street and West End Street.
Who was shot?
The victim was a 19-year-old male from London.
What his condition?
He was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he remains in a serious condition although his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Have any arrests been made?
Not at this stage.
Is there a risk to the wider public?
No. Supt Roger Wiltshire reassured members of the community following the shooting and said “we do not believe there is any risk to the wider public following this incident”.
What have local residents said about the shooting?
A number of people have said the area where the incident happened is rife with crime. One Adelaide Street resident, 29, said the shooting was “awful”. “I walk my dog down in that park regularly and it is a bit rough in there. It has got worse and I actively see people dealing drugs in there regularly. It is pretty awful and it’s worrying in general.”
And Colin Keatley, landlord of the Fat Cat pub on the corner of Nelson Street and West End Street, said the park where the shooting occurred was “the major problem in the area”.
“Obviously people are dealing drugs in there because it is rife everywhere,” he said. “You never see children playing in there. It is empty most of the time because it is dark and it worries people who are walking through.”
What should I do if I have any information about the shooting?
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 quoting CAD reference 23.