UPDATED: Shotgun fired at home in Downham Market

PUBLISHED: 12:42 10 June 2013 | UPDATED: 13:37 10 June 2013

Ryston End, Downham Market

Ryston End, Downham Market


Police are investigating after a shotgun was fired at a house, breaking an upstairs window.

Officers from Thetford CID are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which took place near the town centre, in the early hours of yesterday.

Police said officers were called to an address in Ryston End, off London Road, at around 2.10am, after reports of a shotgun being discharged at the property.

A silver car was seen to drive slowly past the residence before a weapon was fired twice out of the passenger window. The vehicle then drove off towards Tescos.

Today police said the property was occupied at the time of the incident, but no-one was injured as a result of the weapon being fired.

An upstairs window at the property is believed to have been broken during the incident.

Det Insp Richard Graveling said: “This is an out of the ordinary incident for a normally quiet town such as Downham Market and officers are keen to speak to anyone who may be able to explain why this might have happened.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information regarding it should contact Thetford CID on 101.

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