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Agar Grove shooting: man hospitalised with ‘gunshot wound to head’

The victim made his own way to hosptial

23 August, 2017 — By William McLennan

Armed police patrol the scene of the shooting

POLICE are investigating after a man was shot in the head in Agar Grove last night (Tuesday)

Armed officers locked down the car park next to Lulworth Tower after being called to reports of a shooting at around 7pm, but no victim was found at the scene.

One woman, who witnessed the aftermath of the shooting, said she “heard two loud bangs, screaming and a screeching of brakes”.

She added: “I looked outside and saw a man had been shot in the head/face. He was alive but bleeding like crazy.

“He then dived in a car with two other young lads and they drove off.”

Scotland Yard said that a man later took himself to hospital and was found to be suffering from “suspected gunshot injuries”.

His condition is described as “stable”. No arrests have been made.

Earlier this year three men were hospitalised with bullet wounds after a shooting that was believed to have been the result of a confrontation between rival gangs that began in Agar Grove.

It came a few weeks after a young man was stabbed in nearby St Paul’s Crescent and asked about fears of a rising level of violence, Detective Inspector Will Lexton-Jones, of the borough’s gangs unit, told the New Journal in May: “I recognise that there has been a recent and isolated issue there, but I don’t accept it’s a backslide. I’ll acknowledge there’s been incidents recently, but I don’t attribute that to any sort of trend at this stage.”

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