05/09/2006

Attempted murder inquiry launched after shooting

Gwent Police have launched an attempted murder inquiry following the shooting of two brothers in Abergavenny on Sunday.

Police were called to reports of a shooting in Usk View, Govilon on Sunday afternoon. Two men, brothers Gareth Harris, 17, and Anthony Price, 20, were found in the garden of a house, with gunshot wounds to the lower legs.

They were taken to the Nevill Hall Hospital , where they are currently receiving treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and their condition is described as comfortable.

The body of their neighbour, Trevor Fallon, 55, was found in a field near the scene. A shotgun was found next to the body. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Detective Chief Inspector Harry Gamblin said: "Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the incident. We have appointed family liaison officers to the victims involved. This is a localised incident and I would like to reassure the public of Gwent that firearms incidents in the area are very rare, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this time."

Gwent Police have asked anyone with any information to contact them on: 01633 838111 or Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.

(KMcA)


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