Three arrested following reports of a shooting in Mackworth
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Three teenage boys have been arrested in connection with reports of a shooting in the Mackworth area of Derby yesterday evening (Wednesday 14 September).
We were called to the incident just before 7.10pm on Ilford Road.
A man aged in his 30s was found with wounds to his stomach and was taken to hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
A second man suffered a cut to the head after it is believed he was assaulted nearby. Detectives are supporting both victims involved.
The boys, one aged 17 and two aged 15, from Derby, are currently in police custody.
An investigation is ongoing, and people will see an increased police presence in the area while officers carry out enquiries and patrols. At this stage we believe this is an isolated incident.
We would like to hear from anyone in the Ilford Road and the surrounding streets around the time of the incident, and in the moments before.
Chief Superintendent Dave Cox, who is charge of policing in Derby, said: “I understand that this incident will be of significant concern to the community. Firearms offences in Derbyshire are rare, and a specialist team of detectives are investigating the events of last night.
“There will be more police in Mackworth today and I ask that anyone with any information please contact us as soon as possible. We are currently reviewing our patrol strategies as it is extremely important that residents of Derby feel safe in their communities.”
If you have any information which could help with our enquiries, or any CCTV or dashcam footage from that time, please contact us on the details below, quoting reference 22000537088:
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