Investigation launched after shooting in Knowle West

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following a disorder in Knowle West in which a 34-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg.

The incident happened in Courtenay Crescent, Inns Court, at around 8pm on Tuesday (November 2). 

Officers were called to attend a report of a disorder involving several people, and a short time later the injured man turned up at hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.

An investigation has been launched and a number of scene guards are in place as police continue to gather evidence.

A review of CCTV from around the area and house-to-house enquiries are among the investigations being carried out.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and remains in custody. 

Insp Chris Green, of the Broadbury Road neighbourhood policing team, said: “This is a concerning incident in which a man has been shot in the leg. Thankfully the injuries he suffered are not life-threatening.

“At this time we believe this to be a targeted incident involving people known to each other.

“There will be a significant policing presence in the area over the coming days, including additional patrols, as we investigate this crime and we’d encourage any residents with concerns or worries to speak to officers with their neighbourhood policing team.

“If anyone saw this incident take place, or has information on who was involved, we’d urge you to get in touch as soon as possible. We’d also like to hear from anyone with dashcam or CCTV/video doorbell footage, which would assist this investigation.”

Anyone who can help should call 101 and give the reference number 5221257978. 

You can also ring independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 – they never ask your name or trace your call.