Appeal after man shot in Preston

Monday, July 12, 2021

DETECTIVES are investigating after a man was shot in Preston.

We were called at around 11.10pm last night (Sunday, July 11th) to reports that a man in his 30s had sustained a gunshot wound at an address on Bowlingfields in the town.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment but his injuries are thankfully at this time not thought to be life-threatening.

A 38-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in police custody.

Enquiries are continuing and officers will remain at the address today.

Det Chief Insp Al Davies, of Lancashire Constabulary’s Force Major Investigation Team, said: “This incident has left a man with some significant injuries, albeit thankfully not life threatening, and it is only a matter of good fortune that they aren’t more serious or even fatal.

“We are in the relatively early stages of our enquiries and I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has any information which could assist to come forward and contact us.

“People will see a number of extra police officers in the area over the next few days and should feel free to go and speak to them if they have any information or concerns.”

Anybody with information is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log 1862 of July 11th. Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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