The call comes after gunshots were heard in Woodthorpe shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday (May 12). A thorough search of the area overnight and until yesterday allowed officers to recover shell casings and minor damage to a house in Woodthorpe Crescent.
This incident is believed to be linked to two other gun discharges over the past week, both of which occurred in Manor Lane, Manor.
The first incident happened at 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, when police responded to reports that shots had been fired between unknown occupants of two vehicles. The next day, police executed a warrant at a Manor Lane address as part of their investigation.
At 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, armed officers again responded in the street. This time around, it was reported that shots were fired at a property causing damage to the windows.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested yesterday morning (May 13) on two counts of attempted murder and gun-related offenses in connection with the incidents at Manor Lane. He has now been released on bail as investigations continue.
Chief Detective Inspector Paul Murphy said: “We know that many people living in this area are concerned about the frequency of these events and the resulting increased presence of armed police.
“I want to reassure you that we are treating these attacks as targeted, involving people who we believe have links to organized crime.
“Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of these incidents. We are now working around the clock to detain those involved, but I cannot stress enough that the support of our communities can help us move our investigation forward.
“I know it may seem scary or difficult to talk to the police, but your information can allow us to make arrests, identify vehicles and ultimately put an end to these incidents.
“Even the smallest detail can make a difference, whether it’s a name, CCTV clips, dash camera footage or information about a suspicious vehicle.
Information can be reported by citing one of these incident numbers: 632 of May 5, 18 of May 11, or 1052 of May 12.
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This notice was published: 2021-05-14 19:01:58