Lynn shooting - police hunt getaway car

CHRIS BISHOP Police are today trying to trace a white Vauxhall Astra in which an armed gang fled after a shooting in King's Lynn.Three black men, two of them armed, burst into a house in Bagge Road, Gaywood, on Thursday night.

CHRIS BISHOP

Police are today trying to trace a white Vauxhall Astra in which an armed gang fled after a shooting in King's Lynn.

Three black men, two of them armed, burst into a house in Bagge Road, Gaywood, on Thursday night.

Shots were fired and a woman in her 40s and a man in his 20s were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after suffering what were described as minor injuries.

After the shooting the three men fled the scene at speed in the white P-registration Astra.

The car, which had a rear spoiler, left Bagge Road heading into the estate and as it left the scene ran over a dog in the road which sustained serious injuries.

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Norfolk police's Major Investigation Team (MIT) and Western area CID officers, led by Det Chief Inspector Neil Firm, are now handling the investigation.

House to house enquiries are currently being carried out in the Bagge Road area and the house where the shooting took place remains sealed for forensic examination. No weapons have so far been recovered.

DCI Firm said: "We are treating this as an isolated incident. There appears to be a connection between both parties, the nature and extent of which has yet to be established. In the mean time, and in light of this incident, police presence in the Gaywood area will be stepped up.

"I would ask anyone who has not yet spoken to police and who saw any part of this incident or with information about those responsible to contact police as soon as possible.

"We are also urging anyone who witnessed the white car leaving the scene or at any time since to contact us with that information."

Those with information are asked to contact King's Lynn CID on 0845 456 4567. All calls will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.