Tredworth shooting was 'mistaken identity' police believe

Police and forensic officers in Tredworth, Gloucester
Image caption The police are yet to make any arrests

Two brothers injured in a shooting in the Tredworth area of Gloucester were the victims of mistaken identity, police officers have said.

A 46-year-old man has serious arm injuries and remains in hospital, while the 47-year-old has been discharged.

Attackers shot through the front door of a house in Faulkner Street at about 04:15 BST on Tuesday.

Police said they had put in protection measures to the people they believe were the intended target.

Det Ch Insp David Sellwood, of Gloucestershire Police, said: "This was an awful attack on two completely innocent people that could very easily have been fatal.

"I believe it's connected to a criminal dispute between two individuals and that the brothers have just been incredibly unfortunate to become embroiled in it.

"We've explained things to the intended victims and are working around the clock to trace the people responsible.

"This investigation is complex.

"It's demanded a very methodical approach and painstaking work by my team of officers so I'm grateful to them and the public for their cooperation and patience as we continue our work."

A local policing team is now in the Tredworth area to offer reassurance to residents.

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