Teenager treated for shotgun wounds after ‘targeted attack’ in Lowestoft

The incident is believed to have happened in Normanston Drive in Lowestoft. Stock image. Picture: NI

The incident is believed to have happened in Normanston Drive in Lowestoft. Stock image. Picture: NICK BUTCHER - Credit: Picture: Nick Butcher

A young man suffered shotgun wounds in Lowestoft at the weekend in an attack police are saying was targeted.

Detectives need witnesses and people with dash cam footage to come forward as they investigate a suspected firearms incident in the town.

Officers were called to reports a teenager attended A&E at the James Paget Hospital with shotgun pellet wounds just after 1.40am on Saturday.

Police investigating the incident said: “Following initial enquiries into the incident, it is believed these injuries were as a result of a firearm being discharged in Normanston Drive – between the Peto Way roundabout and the fire station - at around 12.45am the same morning, when three people were seen to chase two other people down the street.”

At the moment detectives believe this was a targeted incident and are appealing for witnesses.


You may also want to watch:


Drivers who travelled along Normanston Drive between 11pm on Friday and 1am on Saturday are also being asked to get in touch with dash cam footage.

To help, call East CID at Lowestoft Police Station on 101 quoting reference 3715/18.

Most Read

Or, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus