Two arrested after man is shot in Blackwater

A man has been rushed to hospital following a shooting in Blackwater,Hampshire.

Armed Police back up by Paramedics rushed to. Headsey Garden just after 2.56pm this afternoon(Saturday February 10).
Hampshire Police say that a man was injured in the incident and has been taken to nearby Frimley Park Hospitial.
Police including armed officer currently remain at scene whilst an investigation to establish the exact circumstances takes place
Shocked residents who asked not to be named recalled hearing a loud bang just before 3pm. Police have advised those in the road to stay in their homes.
Police have since confirmed two people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. In a statement release nearly 24 hours lasted it said: “a teenager suffered gunshot wounds” and has appealed for witnesses.

Officers were called at 2.56pm to Hearsey Gardens where they found a 17-year-old boy with serious injuries.

The teenager was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains in a stable condition.

Detectives are keen to identify any witnesses to establish the exact circumstances and the events leading up to this incident.

Chief Inspector Matt Reeves said: “This was a very serious incident which has left a young man in hospital

“We don’t doubt that you will have your concerns, but fortunately incidents of this nature are rare in Hampshire.

“Detectives are continuing to carry out enquiries in the area, so please be assured that this is being taken very seriously.

“You will likely see a lot of officers in Blackwater today as we look to reassure the community, as well as investigate what has happened in Hearsey Gardens.

“If you have any concerns or any information that could help us, please do come and speak to us or give us a call on 101.”

A 40-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, both from Blackwater, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in custody at this time.

Anyone with information to assist the investigation is asked to contact Northern CID on 101, quoting 44180054963.

Alternatively, you can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.