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Fifth man arrested over Rico Gordon shooting

Rico Gordon
Image caption Mr Gordon was looking for a job in a Bristol gym

A fifth man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man who was shot on a street in Bristol.

Rico Gordon, 21, from London, was killed early on Sunday near the Coach House pub in Stapleton Road, Easton.

All five men arrested in the murder investigation have been released on police bail, pending further inquiries.

A black Alfa Romeo car seized by officers as part of the inquiry is being forensically examined, police said on Thursday.

The Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said a gunfight took place between two groups that had travelled to Bristol from London.

He said that detectives from the force were working with the Metropolitan Police to establish why they had travelled to the city.

Four men aged 16, 19, 20 and 23 who were arrested earlier in the investigation have since been released on bail.

The fifth man, aged 20, and from London, was arrested on Wednesday and has now also been bailed.

'Step away'

A man, 23, and a woman, 19, who were injured in the incident were taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary.

The police spokesman said the woman, from Bristol, remains in hospital in a stable condition while the man has been discharged.

Officers have confirmed that Mr Gordon was from the Wembley area of London.

In a statement, his family said he was "hardworking, caring and loved by family and friends".

"He was always polite and would always step away from any violence," they added.

His family said Mr Gordon had a new girlfriend in Bristol and had been looking for a job in a gym.

"He had his whole life ahead of him. He will be greatly missed by us all," they said.

Avon and Somerset police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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