Police probe Mansfield ‘firearm discharge’

Police were called to a disturbance this morning.
Police were called to a disturbance this morning.

Police are appealing for information about a possible shooting incident in Mansfield today.

Officers called to a disturbance on Gladstone Street at about 12.40am on Thursday, September 27, found evidence a gun had been fired.

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said: “Officers arrived at the property and found evidence of what they believe to be a firearm discharge.

“A woman was treated for injuries not thought to be serious and discharged from hospital a short time later.”

“Inquiries are in their early stages and ongoing.”

Inspector Nick Butler, Mansfield district commander, said: “This is a very concerning matter and as you’d imagine we are treating it very seriously.

“I can assure residents we are doing everything we can to trace those responsible and at this stage we are working on the theory this incident is isolated.

“I do not believe that there is a risk to the wider community.

“As you may expect, there will be a greater police presence in the area while inquiries are made and patrols are conducted.

“I’d invite people to speak to the officers if they have any concerns and urge people to contact us if they have any information.”

Anyone who saw or heard anything unusual at or about the time is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 15 of September 27, 2017, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.