£5k reward in Brighon shooting investigation

Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 5:15 pm

Detectives investigating a shooting incident in Elmore Road, Brighton, are offering a £5,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

The crimescene at Elmore Road yesterday

The crimescene at Elmore Road yesterday

A 39-year-old man living in a flat in Elmore Road, Brighton, suffered shotgun wounds at 11.25pm on Tuesday 27 January.

Three men who went to his address fired a single shot through the door which hit him but did not cause life-threatening injuries. The victim was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where he was treated for his injuries. Armed officers were deployed but the suspects had fled.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Rymarz, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was a targeted attack on an individual who was not at the property. An innocent man was instead subjected to a frightening unprovoked attack at his home. Officers are supporting the victim and also the man who it is thought to be the intended target.

“We have a team of detectives working on this and are following a number of lines of enquiry. But we are keen to hear from anyone who may have information about this incident or any suspicious vehicles, people or activity in the Elmore Road area late on Tuesday 27 January.

“We are offering a reward of £5,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the those responsible.”

Brighton Superintendent Jayne Dando said: “We have been doing all we can to reassure the community in the area by speaking to residents about their concerns, holding a community meeting and working with our partners, who own and manage the housing where the incident happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Kenton, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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