Officers renew appeal following firearms incident – Oxford
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Thames Valley Police is renewing an appeal for witnesses following a firearms incident in Oxford last night (24/7).
At around 6.45pm last night in Cowley Road, near to the junction of Crown Street, officers were called to reports of a discharge of a firearm.
Following the report of the incident, officers were deployed rapidly to the scene.
A man sustained a small wound to his shoulder and was taken to hospital for treatment, but he has since been discharged.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in police custody at this time.
Superintendent Bruce Riddell, the LPA Commander for Oxford City, said: “This is naturally a concerning incident, but I would reassure the local community that we have now made two arrests and our investigation is making good progress.
“At this early stage of the investigation, we believe that the offenders and victim are known to each other and this may have been a targeted attack.
“We are following a number of lines of enquiry and the public will see an increased police presence in the area while we continue to investigate.
“I would ask anybody who has any concerns to please speak to any of our officers, and they will be happy to address these with you.
“We would like to reiterate our appeal for the public’s help and would ask anybody who witnessed this incident and has not yet spoken to police to please call 101, quoting reference 1826 of 24 July.
“We would be particularly keen to hear from anybody who may have dash-cam footage from the area. Please check this and contact us if it has captured anything that could assist this investigation.
“If you do not wish to speak directly with police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”