SHOOTING ON CITY STREET
POLICE LAUNCH URGENT HUNT FOR WEAPON AFTER GUN FIRED IN CARDIFF SUBURB
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.
Police at the scene of the alleged shooting incident