Tyne & Wear

Arrest after man hurt in Newcastle street shooting

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 42-year-old was shot in the leg and hand.

Northumbria Police said the man was shot in Charlotte Close, Elswick, Newcastle, on Tuesday afternoon.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a woman, 26, on suspicion of assisting an offender. She has been bailed.

Police have put on extra patrols in the area but said the attack was not random and those involved knew each other.

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