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Shooting in Shorne was a case of mistaken identity say police

Detectives investigating the shooting of a man in Shorne, near Gravesend, believe he was not the intended target.

Officers were called to Shorne Ifield Road at around 9.20pm on Sunday, February 9, where a man in his 40s had suffered injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.

Police still at the scene in Shorne Ifield Road after the shooting
Police still at the scene in Shorne Ifield Road after the shooting

Armed police attended the scene together with the ambulance service, and the victim was taken to a London hospital where he remains in a stable condition after suffering serious injuries.

Police say the offender had shot the victim from outside the property through a window and are renewing their appeal for information.

Detective inspector, Neil Kimber, said: "We believe that this incident was a case of mistaken identity and the victim was not the intended target.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who has information and also anyone driving in the area on February 9 who has dashcam footage from between 7.30pm and 9.30pm who has not yet come forward."

Anyone with any information is urged to call the dedicated appeal line on 01474 366149 or visit the Kent Police section of the major incident public reporting site, quoting reference 46/25409/20, or the anonymous Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555111 or by completing an online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

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