Police are still on the hunt for the person responsible for an incident in Coventry which left a teenage hospitalised with a gunshot injury.
Earlier in the month (Saturday, August 8), gunshots were heard in the Edgwick Park area of Foleshill in the early hours of the morning.
Later on, an 18-year-old male was taken to hospital though his injuries were not thought to be life threatening.
And, though two people were arrested in connection with the incident – on suspicion of possessing cannabis with intent to supply – no arrests were made relating to the shooting itself.
The arrested pair – a man and woman both aged 19 – were later released pending further investigation.
West Midlands Police has revealed that they are continuing to investigate the shooting.
In the immediate aftermath of the incident, the area was cordoned off to allow a forensic examination to take place around the park.
Police said that a number of weapons were recovered, though it has never been confirmed what those weapons were.
In the weeks that followed, police have imposed dispersal orders on the park itself – including this weekend (August 28-30).
It gives officers the power to move on anyone whose behaviour is likely to cause alarm, harassment or distress.
Police have said that the dispersal powers are being used “following numerous incidents of anti-social behaviour and violence” in the park.
The powers are in effect until 7pm tomorrow (Sunday, August 30).
What is the latest in the investigation?
Earlier this week, CoventryLive asked West Midlands Police for an update in regards to the shooting incident.
In response, a spokesperson for the force said: “No update, enquiries ongoing.”
Anyone with information should contact police via live chat or 101 – quoting 20CV/186830V/20.
Alternatively, contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously.
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