Man arrested over Gloucester shooting bailed by police

Police officer guards scene
Image caption Police said the gunman was wearing a hood and a mask

A 42-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting in Gloucester has been released on police bail.

The 24-year-old victim was shot outside his home in Winsley Road, Matson, at 2320 BST on Friday.

He suffered serious bullet wounds to his legs and is in a stable condition at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Police have offered a cash reward for information leading to a conviction or the discovery of the firearm involved.

The amount has not been disclosed.

Car recovered

Officers were called to the scene following reports of a hooded, masked man with a gun getting out of a dark green saloon car.

The man is believed to have shot his victim before driving away in the direction of the Musket pub.

A car believed to be connected to the incident has been recovered in Matson.

Image caption Police found a Renault believed to be connected to the shooting

Det Ch Inps Simon Atkinson said: "We are very keen to hear from anyone who saw the incident, or the recovered car being driven around Gloucester on the day of the shooting or the days before.

"It is a P registration green Renault Laguna with a distinctive scratch across the driver's side."

He also reassured the local community that the incident was not believed to be a random shooting.

The 42-year-old who was arrested on Saturday night has been bailed until 15 September.

Another man, arrested immediately after the incident, was released without charge.

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