Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a man was shot in High Wycombe on Christmas Eve.
At about 8.20pm on Sunday 24th December 2017 police received reports of a disorder during which a firearm was discharged in Station Road, Loudwater, High Wycombe.
One man suffered injuries to his shoulder during the incident. His injuries are serious but not life threatening.
A scene watch is currently in place from the roundabout on the A40 to the roundabout on Treadaway Hill and from Station Road to Fassets Road and Queens Mead Road.
Detective Chief Inspector Kelly Glister, said: ‘I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the vicinity of Station Road last night to contact police immediately.
This is a very serious offence and I would therefore urge anyone who knows anything about the incident, no matter how insignificant you think the information is, to please come forward to police.
I would like to thank members of the public and the community in the area who have already come forward to police. Thames Valley Police is conducting a thorough investigation into the offence and will be conducting house to house enquiries in the area.
Officers will also be supporting members of the public who wish to leave their properties throughout the day. We appreciate your patience and co-operation at this time.‘
Superintendent Vince Grey, LPA Commander for Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire, said: ‘We are aware of the disruption that has been caused to the community as a result of this incident, especially over the Christmas period. We are managing the investigation and ask for the public’s patience and understand while we do this.
We understand this to be an isolated incident and are working to remove the scene watch as soon as we can.
If you have any information then please contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 quoting reference number 1177 (24/12).
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.‘
A man has been arrested in connection with this incident.
Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone who may have any information relating to this case to please call 101 quoting reference ‘1177 (24/12)’ or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.