A TARGETED shooting in Holme Wood last night is thought to be linked to a series of disturbances over the weekend.

Police were called to an address on Wansford Close at around 10.20pm yesterday after receiving a report of damage to a property and a vehicle leaving the scene.

Officers found damage to a window frame which appeared to be consistent with the discharge of a firearm.

Police say that while enquiries are at an early stage, the shooting is believed to be linked to a series of incidents in Holme Wood over the weekend that involved damage to vehicles and an aggravated burglary. It saw a number of roads cordoned off for most of Sunday.

Five men, aged between 17 and 32, have been arrested in connection with these incidents and are currently in custody while enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Andy Farrell, of the Firearms Prevent Team, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area around the time of this incident.

“We believe this was a targeted attack which is possibly linked to a local dispute and are investigating this and the other incidents to identify possible suspects.

“Patrols are being increased in the area to reassure residents, although we do not believe there is a wider risk to the public.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Firearms Prevent Team on 101, quoting log 1978 of March 11.

Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.