Sussex

Three freed in investigation into Crawley shooting

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Image caption The victim slammed the door on his attacker before the shots were fired

Three men arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a man who was shot through his front door in West Sussex have been released on bail.

The men, aged 24, 25 and 26, were arrested on Wednesday after the 29-year-old man was shot in Park Way, Crawley on Tuesday.

He suffered minor leg injuries after two shots were fired through the door.

Sussex Police said they were still questioning a 48-year-old man arrested at about 1700 BST on Friday.

The fourth arrest was made outside the county, a spokeswoman said.

'Dynamic inquiry'

Police said the victim had slammed the door on his attacker before the shots were fired.

Det Ch Insp Nick Sloane said: "I'm grateful to the community for their support of the investigation.

"This is a fast timed and dynamic inquiry in which we have gained considerable intelligence."

The force has confirmed the injured man was the victim of an arson attack on 5 July and it was investigating possible links.

In that incident, the victim's window was smashed and accelerant poured into the property, causing damage to the living room.

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