Gun attack in Slough suburb

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The Independent Online
BY REBECCA FOWLER

A man who was shot several times outside his home on a housing estate in Slough, Berkshire, was recovering last night after surgery.

The man, who is in his twenties, was found bleeding on a road in the estate after he tried to escape his attacker.

Armed police and an ambulance went to the scene of the shooting in Rochford Gardens at 3pm yesterday.

Sergeant Dave Lewis, based at Slough, said: "We believe he was shot outside his house and made his way to the other side of the estate through an alleyway."

He added: "He was helped there by members of the public until we arrived.

"It would appear he was shot by someone else but there is no suggestion as to what the offender looked like."

The man was taken for emergency surgery to Wrexham Park Hospital, where his condition was described by staff as stable.

A number of residents heard gunshots and rushed out to see what was happening.

Stephanie Riley, who lives on the estate, said: "I saw the police helicopter circling overhead and came out to find police swarming about."

A police spokesman said that locals had not been at risk from the incident.

"Once the scene was cordoned off it was soon found there was no danger to the public," he said.

The incident is being investigated by Slough CID.

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