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Several injured in air rifle drive-by attack in Stafford

By Jordan Harris | Stafford | Crime | Published:

Police are looking to trace a gang who shot at and injured seven people using an automatic air soft rifle during a drive by spree in Stafford.

Staffordshire Police are looking for help with their investigation into the shootings

Several people were shot in the face during the attack, which saw seven people aged from 14 to 62, shot at during a spree across the town.

Staffordshire Police say that the first incident occurred between 8.15pm and 9pm on October 8, with a group of offenders travelling by car from the Silkmore Road area, where a 47-year-old man was shot.

They then continued up Radford Bank where a further two men, aged 54 and 62, were shot at near to the Aldi supermarket.

Finally, the car made its way onto Bodmin Avenue where three 14-year-old boys and one 16-year-old boy were shot.

The attack was carried out using an automatic air soft rifle, possibly a Remake G363 Rifle in Camo Colour, firing white plastic pellets.

Several of the victims were shot in the face and one man received hospital treatment at Royal Stoke University Hospital for a facial injury.

The offenders were driving a black Vauxhall 5-door Corsa and it is believed that there were four people in the vehicle.

The men were all described as white, with dark hair, aged in their late teens.

The man allegedly firing the rifle, the front seat passenger in the Corsa, is described as having a ginger/brown beard.

If you have information that could assist Staffordshire Police with our investigation, please call 101 quoting incident 686 of 8 October.

Jordan Harris

By Jordan Harris
Senior Reporter - @JHarris_Star

Reporter covering Staffordshire/Walsall - also a keen gig goer

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