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Second arrest in Acton shootings investigation

News   •   May 21, 2020 09:38 BST

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Trident) investigating two shootings in the Acton area have made a second arrest.

[B] A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and firearms offences; he remains in custody.

A 19-year-old man [A], previously arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and firearms offences has been bailed pending further enquiries in relation to this investigation.

Police were called at approximately 00:35hrs on Tuesday, 19 May to reports of a shooting in Perryn Road, W3.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found an 18-year-old man suffering gunshot injuries.

The man was taken to hospital, where his injuries were not found to be life threatening.

The investigation is being linked to an earlier shooting on Sunday, 17 May.

At about 21:43hrs a firearm was discharged in East Acton Lane, W3.

A 42-year-old woman suffered an injury to her foot and was treated in hospital.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information about either of the offences to contact police.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD220/19May.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

If you have information about this incident, or information about someone you suspect to be carrying a weapon and you do not want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/. It is 100 per cent anonymous. They never ask your name and cannot trace your call or IP address.