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Dramatic Drive-by Shooting In Downham

Children witnessed a shooting of a 30 year old man in Woodbank Road Downham by two men on a motorbike.

Eye witness reports are that the two men were trying to steal the victims bag when a struggle ensued and one of the riders got off the bike and shot the victim twice.

The riders got back on the bike and sped off and the victim also managed to drive away from the scene, however police located the victim and he was taken to hospital suffering from gunshot wounds although not life-threatening.

Shahan Ali, 42, said he heard the gunshots whilst he was leaving for work but thought it was most likely fireworks. I couldn’t believe it was a gunshot. My wife called me and said have you heard, there’s been two gun shots?”

Another eye witness said it was the second shooting in the area in the past year

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