SHOOT­ING ON CITY STREET

PO­LICE LAUNCH UR­GENT HUNT FOR WEAPON AFTER GUN FIRED IN CARDIFF SUB­URB

South Wales Echo - - Front Page - CATHY OWEN Re­porter [email protected]­line.co.uk

PO­LICE are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a shoot­ing in Cardiff after shots were fired at two ve­hi­cles parked at an ad­dress in the Rum­ney area of the city.

Of­fi­cers were called to the prop­erty on Green­way Road at ap­prox­i­mately 9.50pm on Satur­day, after the oc­cu­pants re­ported hear­ing sev­eral gun­shots.

The ve­hi­cles, a car and a mo­torhome, were sub­se­quently found to have been dam­aged by bul­lets.

Po­lice yes­ter­day said they were look­ing for the weapon as a “mat­ter of ur­gency”. De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Paul Raikes, who is lead­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, said: “This was a fright­en­ing in­ci­dent for the fam­ily con­cerned and the wider com­mu­nity will un­der­stand­ably also be very con­cerned.

“Thank­fully no-one was in­jured, but I would like to re­as­sure the pub­lic that we are do­ing all we can to find those re­spon­si­ble and the weapon used as a mat­ter of ur­gency.

“A sec­tion of Green­way Road and Trow­bridge Road cur­rently re­mains cor­doned off while en­quiries con­tinue, and I would ap­peal to any­one who wit­nessed any­thing sus­pi­cious around the time of the in­ci­dent – how­ever in­signif­i­cant it may seem – to con­tact us,” he con­tin­ued.

“I’d par­tic­u­larly like to hear from any­one who may have seen any­one act­ing sus­pi­ciously near the ad­dress or any­one who has CCTV or dash-cam footage which may as­sist the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

Wit­nesses liv­ing nearby re­ported hear­ing loud bangs in the area on Satur­day night.

One res­i­dent, who lived op­po­site the scene of the shoot­ing, said: “I was watch­ing the foot­ball and just heard bang, bang, bang.

“They al­ways have fire­works there so that’s what I thought it was.

“Then I heard a load of shout­ing but that’s about it.

“The next thing I know the po­lice are there.”

An­other res­i­dent, who also did not wish to be named, said: “I came out after hear­ing it, but there were no fire­works, there was noth­ing there.

“I left about 10 to 15 min­utes later to go to my girl­friend’s house and they were tap­ing it all off.

“I came back this morn­ing and was amazed to see the po­lice still there.

“It’s scary. I didn’t think it was guns un­til one of the girls by me said. “Hope­fully it doesn’t hap­pen again.” An­other res­i­dent liv­ing nearby said: “There was a loud bang, it sounded like a gun.

“It scared me, I jumped - I was watch­ing a film at the time.

“Peo­ple have said they thought it sounded like a fire­work, but it was dif­fer­ent.

“We had a look out of the win­dow but that’s about it, we haven’t seen any­thing.”

She said po­lice re­mained in the area through­out Satur­day night and into Sun­day morn­ing.

Po­lice in foren­sic suits were still at the scene yes­ter­day af­ter­noon, with 10 yel­low cones mark­ing po­ten­tial ev­i­dence on the road and pave­ment.

Three po­lice vans and a po­lice car also re­mained in the area as the road was taped off from the junc­tion with Trow­bridge Road to Mullins Av­enue.

ROB BROWNE

Po­lice at the scene of the al­leged shoot­ing in­ci­dent

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