Firearms officers respond to incident in Toothill, Swindon
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We responded to a report of a shooting at an address in Toothill last night (09/10).
At approximately 9.40pm firearms officers were deployed to an address on Warneford Close. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident.
Our enquiries are at a very early stage, but it is believed the victim and the suspects were known to each other and that this was an isolated incident.
A scene will remain in place at the address while our investigations continue.
Detective Chief Inspector Helen Jacobs said: “We are in the very early stages of this investigation but urge anyone with any information to come forward.
“An incident like this in a residential street is a reckless and dangerous act and it is fortunate that we are not dealing with a serious tragedy as a result of these actions.
“We’d like to reassure the public that we are working tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice and there will be an increased police presence as a result.”