Caterham shooting: Police make arrest after man is shot in the head

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK

Police say a man is in hospital with head and neck injuries after a shooting in Caterham, Surrey.

Surrey Police say an armed response unit was sent follow reports of a shooting on Coldstream Road at around 10pm on Thursday evening.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and is in custody.

The victim was rushed to hospital with head and neck injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

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The force has confirmed they are now investigating the incident - which they believe is isolated - as attempted murder.

Borough Inspector Jon Vale said: “We are treating this case as attempted murder and strongly believe this to be an isolated incident.”

“We would like to reassure the public, who may have noticed a heightened police presence in the area that we are doing everything possible in this investigation.”

Surrey Police are urging anyone who saw anything or who has dashcam or CCTV footage of the area to contact them on 101 quoting reference number PR/45190122479.