Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Pair arrested after two men shot

A manhunt has been launched after a shooting in County Durham, according to reports

Two people are recovering after they were shot in an alley in County Durham, police said.

Police arrested two people following the shootings in Spennymoor, County Durham, which happened just after 5pm on Satuday.

One man aged 40 suffered a minor injury and was released after treatment while a 59-year-old remained in hospital where his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. Both men were local.

A Durham Police spokeswoman said: "It is believed both males were shot during the same incident at the rear of Clyde Terrace, Spennymoor, shortly before the police were called."

Acting Chief Inspector Tony Avery believed the men were not shot at random and said the wider community was not at risk.

"Incidents of this nature are very unusual and there is nothing to suggest people in the wider community are in danger," he said.

"Our inquiries are continuing."

The spokeswoman said two people were being held in connection with the incident.

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