Blackwater shooting: Patrols in area to ‘reassure community’ after teenager found with gunshot wounds

February 13, 2018
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Detectives continue to appeal for information after a teenager was found with gunshot wounds in Blackwater.

Officers were called at 2.56pm on Saturday (February 10) to Hearsey Gardens, Blackwater, where they found a 17-year-old boy with serious injuries.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: “Officers continue to patrol the area to provide reassurance to the community.

“Detectives are keen to hear from anyone they have not yet spoken to who has information on what happened.”

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Four people have now been arrested in connection with the investigation.

A 16-year-old boy from Blackwater, arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, has been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

A 40-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, both from Blackwater, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, Hampshire Constabulary confirmed on Sunday (February 11).

Forensic scientist and police officer at scene of Blackwater shooting on February 11 2018

Forensic scientist and police officer at scene of Blackwater shooting on February 11 2018
(Image: Thomas Dean)

The man has been further arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The woman has also been further arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and has been released from custody but remains under investigation.

A 41-year-old man from Farnborough, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released from custody but remains under investigation.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting 44180054963.

Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

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Article source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/blackwater-shooting-patrols-area-reassure-14283794


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