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Man, 21, taken to hospital after shooting on Mount Hill Road

Police investigate a shooting at Mount Hill (photograph Sarah Lagan)

A 21-year-old man was last night being treated in hospital after a shooting in Pembroke.

A police spokesman said: “Shortly before 8.30pm, police received a 911 call reporting gun shots heard in the area of Mount Hill Road, Pembroke.

“Police attended the scene which has now been cordoned off while it is being forensically processed.

“Early indications are that a 21-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound and was transported via private vehicle to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment for his injuries.“

The spokesman added: “Traffic controls have been set up at junctions in the surrounding area and there will be delays in residents getting to their homes. We thank you for your patience and understanding.”

Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith said that the injured man was in a stable condition and his injuries were not considered to be life threatening.

Mr Smith said police were interested in two people dressed in black who left the scene on a bike shortly after the shooting.

He said: "As a result of the investigation, there were two persons that travelled along Mount Hill on a motorcycle.

“We know that the passenger of the bike is the suspected shooter and the direction of travel was the Berkeley School [Institute]. This appeal is for persons in the area who would have heard, who would have seen or who have any knowledge of this shooting to make contact with us."

One resident heard at least two gunshots some time after 8pm.

"I was in my bed, I heard at least two gunshots, it could have been three,“ she said.

“It’s quite daunting. I could have been going out on my bike, putting out my trash, which I had just done, and could have been caught up in it.

“I thought it was a bike backfiring at first but then I knew it was the sound of gunshots. There are young children that live in the area. It's sad."

Another elderly resident said she heard a couple of shots just after 8pm. She said: "I won’t live in fear.“

It comes as a man was yesterday in hospital receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to his leg.

It is not known if the incidents are linked.

Police said that at about 1am yesterday, officers stopped the man on Middle Road, Warwick, as he made his way to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Stableford, of the Serious Crime Unit, said: “The male reported being shot while riding his motorcycle at the junction of Cambridge Road and Somerset Road in Sandys.

“The injuries are not believed to be life threatening and he continues to receive treatment at the hospital.”

Police are investigating the incident along with reports of gunshots heard in Pembroke on Tuesday evening but do not believe the two incidents are connected.

Police confirmed they received a number of reports of shots fired near Deepdale Road East and Parsons Road in Pembroke at about 10pm.

Mr Stableford said: “After forensic examination of the area, a number of rounds of ammunition were recovered.”

It is believed two people on a motorcycle were seen at the time, travelling along Deepdale Road East, towards Happy Valley Road, Pembroke.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have information on either of these incidents, to call 211, the confidential Crime Stoppers number on 800 8477, or the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739.