A gunman is being hunted by police after shots were reported to have been fired near Queen’s Park in Brighton.
Detectives believe that they know the identity of the gunman and that the shots were fired as part of a specific dispute.
Police raided a house in Moulsecoomb the day after the gunshots were fired and arrested a 42-year-old woman.
She was held on suspicion of helping an offender and failing to comply with the conditions of a shotgun certificate.
Sussex Police said yesterday (Tuesday 6 August): “Police responded to reports of gunshots heard in the East Drive area of Queen’s Park, Brighton, at around 10.30pm on Sunday 4 August.
“Officers attended the area and the circumstances remain under investigation.
“A known suspect remains outstanding and inquiries are ongoing to locate him.
“A firearm believed to have been involved in the incident also remains outstanding.
“This is believed to be a dispute between individuals, rather than a threat to the general public, and we are actively pursuing all lines of inquiry to locate any persons of interest.
“Anyone with information, or who saw or heard anything, is asked to contact police on 999 or online quoting serial 1712 of 04/08.
“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report it online.
“Following this report, a warrant was executed at an address in Birdham Road, Moulsecoomb, on Monday evening (5 August).
“A 42-year-old woman from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and failing to comply with the conditions of a shotgun certificate.
“She remains in police custody at this stage.”
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