Oxford: Man arrested after Cowley Road ‘shooting’

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A man has been arrested after an alleged ‘shooting’ incident on Cowley Road earlier this evening.

Thames Valley Police have said that around 6.45pm officers were called to Cowley Road, near the junction of Crown Street, after reports of a firearm being discharged.

At this stage police believe that a man was in a car in Crown Street, when someone has approached the vehicle.

READ MORE: Oxford: Everything we know about the incident on Cowley Road

The man in the car then received a very small wound to his shoulder, possibly caused by some sort of firearm.

The person who approached the vehicle ran off.

Following the report of the incident, officers scrambled to the scene.

A man was arrested following the incident.

The victim was taken to hospital and his injuries are not believed to be serious.

Superintendent Andrew Cranidge, said: “We are investigating this possible firearms incident and following a number of lines of enquiry.

“The public are likely to see an increased police presence while we continue to investigate.

“One man has been arrested in connection with this incident.

“We are following a number of lines of enquiry including speaking to on scene witnesses and reviewing CCTV.

“We are also appealing for the public’s help and would ask anyone who has not yet spoken to the police to please call 101 quoting reference 1826 24072022.

“If you do not wish to speak to the police you can contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“Members of the public will see an increase presence whilst our enquiries are ongoing and we would ask anyone with any concerns to please speak to one of our uniformed officers.”

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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