04/09/2006

Man found dead following reports of shooting

Police are investigating shootings in south Wales which left a man dead and two men injured.

Gwent Police said that they had been called to a report of a shooting in Usk View, Govilon, Abergavenny around 2:50pm on Sunday.

Two men, believed to be brothers, aged 17 and 20, were found in the garden of a house. Both had suffered gunshot wounds to the leg.

They were taken to the Nevill Hall Hospital, where they are now receiving treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The body of an adult male, believed to be in his fifties, was also found in a field near the scene by firearms officers. A shotgun was recovered from the scene where the body was found.

The man has yet to be formally identified.

Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the incident, but Gwent Police said that they are curently not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

(KMcA/SP)

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