Tyne & Wear

Man, 24, shot in arm in Walker, Newcastle

Scene of shooting
Image caption Police closed off the area around the scene

A man is being treated for a bullet wound to his arm at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary hospital.

The 24-year-old man arrived at the hospital in the city centre at around 18:30 BST on Monday.

His injuries are not thought to be life threatening. It is believed the man was shot with a handgun in Walker, Newcastle.

Police are investigating and have closed off an area of Monkchester Road in Walker.

Supt Paul Orchard said: "At this stage our inquiries indicate this was not a random incident and as such we do not believe there is a danger to the wider public.

"Active inquiries are being carried out to trace the person responsible and residents can rest assured we have extensive inquiries in hand to establish the exact circumstances of the incident.

"Additional high-profile patrols are being carried out in the area to reassure local residents and anyone with any concerns should speak with their local officers."

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