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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a serious assault in Basingstoke.
At 11.41pm on Wednesday, 1 February we were called to a playing field on Tewkesbury Close in Popley after a 19-year-old man sustained what is believed to be three gun-shot wounds to his leg.
The victim was taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Last night (Thursday 2 February), officers arrested an 18-year-old man from Basingstoke on suspicion of attempted murder. He is currently in police custody.
A scene remains at the playing field in Tewkesbury Close, and officers will continue to carry out enquiries there today.
Detective Chief Inspector Emma Crute from Northern Investigation Team said “This is an extremely serious incident in which a 19-year-old man has sustained three gun-shot wounds to his leg.
“This is a fast paced and complex investigation and we are working hard to establish the exact circumstances and identify those involved.
“I would like to thank everyone who has already come forward to tell us what they know. Each piece of information received is a vital piece of the puzzle that will help us identify those responsible.
“I urge anyone who has any information, no matter how small it may seem, to get in touch.”
People can report information to us by calling 101 or via our website at https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ quoting reference 44230044089.
If you don’t want to speak to police directly, then please get in touch with Crimestoppers where information can be given 100% anonymously. You can call them on 0800 555 111 or report online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.
Officers will remain at the scene over the next few days and officers will continue to carry out increased patrols in the area. If you have any information or concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak to them.