LATEST: Three given police bail after Bury St Edmunds shooting

Shooting in Bury St Edmunds in flats on Station Hill.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150508-101854009
Shooting in Bury St Edmunds in flats on Station Hill.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150508-101854009

Three people arrested in connection with a shooting at a block of apartments in Bury St Edmunds have been released on bail.

A 58-year-old man and two women aged 59 and 28 - all from the Needham Market area - who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, have been released on police bail until Thursday 1 October pending further enquiries.

Police were called at 6.45pm on Tuesday to reports that a man had been shot in the stomach at Forum Court apartments, on Station Hill.

The victim, aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital for treatment and remains in a stable condition.

A burnt-out car which was discovered in Rushbrooke Lane at 7.15pm the same evening is also being linked to the investigation, following the discovery of a shotgun inside it.

Detectives are progressing with enquiries to identify three white men seen getting out of a car, believed to be a dark-coloured Ford Focus, around the time of the attack in Forum Court and continue to appeal for anyone who may have seen them to come forward.

Anyone who believes they witnessed any suspicious behaviour at either Forum Court or Rushbrooke Lane, or who has any information about this crime, is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference BU/15/2542, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.