Nottinghamshire sees increase in serious injuries from guns

Guns were fired 18 times in Nottinghamshire last year, five of those resulting in serious injuries.

Although much lower than figures in the mid-1990s and no fatalities from gun shots last year, the figures show an increase in serious injuries from 2011.

The figures also show just two people have been charged in relation to the shootings.

Police are currently investigating the fatal shooting of Nottingham teenager Malakai McKenzie on 21 April.

Mr McKenzie, 19, was fatally wounded in the car park of The Hubb pub, in Hucknall Road, Sherwood.

On Monday evening, Nottinghamshire Police officers were called to a street in Hyson Green after reports of gun shots.

An area around Gregory Boulevard and Birkin Avenue was cordoned off and police found the rear window of a Citroen car had been damaged but said there was no evidence to suggest anyone was injured.

There were 87 incidents involving guns - handguns and shotguns - in 2011, compared with 88 for 2010 but a sharp drop from 2005 when Nottinghamshire Police recorded 277 incidents.

In 2010, three people were left with serious injuries from gun shots.

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