Two men have been taken to hospital after they sustained gunshot wounds during a reported shooting in Top Valley overnight.
Armed police were immediately dispatched as the force launched its investigation into the incident and police cordons remain in place at a number of locations nearby following the incident, including on the footpath of Moor Bridge at its junction with Hucknall Lane. The road itself remains open.
The victims – a man in his twenties and another in his thirties – were conveyed to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre by ambulance for treatment for their injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.
No-one has been arrested as part of detectives’ enquiries to date.
Detective Inspector Rachael North from Nottinghamshire Police said: “Any incident involving a firearm is absolutely unacceptable and clearly this is an incident that we are now investigating as an absolute priority.
“Although our enquiries remain at an early stage, we believe that this is a targeted attack where those involved may be known to one another and I would like to reassure the community that our officers are now working tirelessly to identify those responsible.
“We know the level of concern that this incident will cause, which is why our officers will be increasing their patrols of the area over the coming days to help reassure the public following this incident.
“We are now directly appealing to anyone with any information to contact Nottinghamshire Police as soon as possible to help us to understand how these men came to be injured and identify those responsible.”
Anyone with any information about the incident or those involved is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 912 of Tuesday 16 June.
Alternatively, information can be passed to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.