Sussex

Brighton 'mistaken identity' shooting reward offered

Elmore Road, Brighton Image copyright BBC news grab
Image caption The man suffered a non life-threatening shotgun wound

A £5,000 reward has been offered over the shooting of a man in what is thought to be a case of mistaken identity.

A 39-year-old was shot through the front door of his home in Elmore Road, Brighton, on Tuesday.

He suffered a non life-threatening shotgun wound in the attack.

Sussex Police, who have offered the reward, said the person who was believed to be the intended target was not at home at the time.

Det Ch Insp Paul Rymarz, of the Surrey and Sussex major crime team, said: "This was a targeted attack on an individual who was not at the property.

"An innocent man was instead subjected to a frightening unprovoked attack at his home.

"Officers are supporting the victim and also the man who it is thought to be the intended target."

The reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

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