North West Wales

Man, 18, shot dead in Gwynedd pub car park

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Media captionOfficers said the victim was local to the area

Four people have been arrested after an 18-year-old man was shot dead in a pub car park in Llanbedrog, near Pwllheli, Gwynedd.

North Wales Police said the teenager was in a vehicle at the Ship Inn in the village when officers were called just after midnight on Sunday.

The victim, who was local to the area and said to be a keen hunter, died at the scene.

His family has been told and a police appeal has been made for information.

The small village on the Llyn Peninsula sits between Pwllheli and Abersoch, with a population of about 1,000 people, attracting many more visitors as a north Wales holiday destination in the summer months.

"We heard the sirens just after 12 midnight," said Catrin Hughes, who lives a few doors away from the pub.

"We thought is was an RTC because the roads here are so narrow. We didn't hear anything more after that."

Image caption Roads in the area have been closed

Det Chf Insp Andrew Williams said: "We are keen to speak with anyone who was in the local area last night and who may have seen a number of males in a Land Rover Discovery vehicle at the location."

A police spokesman added: "Four men have been arrested and will be interviewed by detectives.

"The man's family has been informed and are being supported by the police."

A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out later, and the coroner for north west Wales has also been informed of the death.