Cornwall

Two men arrested after Millendreath shooting

Police van at Millendreath car park.
Image caption Police sealed off the Millendreath car park after the shooting

Two men have been arrested by police investigating the shooting of a woman in Cornwall.

A woman in her 50s was attacked in Millendreath car park on Sunday. She sustained a low-calibre gunshot to the head, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

A firearms operation was launched in the nearby town of Looe on Monday after police were alerted to the incident.

A 44-year-old man from Looe has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police also arrested a 47-year-old man from Looe on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Both are in custody.

Image copyright Google
Image caption A firearms operation was launched in Looe after the shooting in Millendreath

The woman was believed to have been shot at about 23:00 BST on Sunday, police said.

Officers launched a manhunt at about 07:00 BST after an ambulance crew alerted them to the woman's injuries.

She was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with a head injury and an injured shoulder, police said.

The two men were arrested at about 14:30 BST near St Martin's churchyard, officers added.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites