Police investigating a shooting in Newcastleare continuing to appeal for witnesses.
The incident happened at 10.30pm yesterday evening (Saturday, June 6) outside Tup Tup Palace in Saint Nicholas Street. Police attended aftera
report that a member of door staff at the premises had been injured. It has been established a firearm was dischargedby a person travelling on
a motorbike which then made off. The injured man, aged 24, was taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is stable and not believed to belife-threatening.
Enquiries are on-going to trace the motorbikeand person responsible. The
bike is believed to be a silver motorbike. Extra officers are on patrol in the city centre.
Superintendent Bruce Storey, said: “We’recarrying out enquiries toestablish the circumstances of this incident and any particular motive, at the current time our enquiries so far lead us to believe there is not a risk to the wider members of the public. Understandably though people are concerned and it is worrying that this has happened, especially on a busy night in Newcastle city centre where there were many people enjoying a night out.
“Extra patrols were quickly deployedto the city centre, both to deal with
the incident and to offer reassurance to those who were in the city. An increased police presence will continue both during the day and night andI
would encourage anyone who does have any concerns to speak to an officer on patrol.
“We are doing everything we can to tracethe motorbike and the person
responsible for this shooting and would ask anyone with information tocome
forward and speak to us. If anyone saw a silver motorbike bike in the city
centre around the time of this incident or saw it before or has seen it
since then we want to hear from them.”
Anyone with information is asked to contactNorthumbria Police on 101.