A gun was fired at a person during a serious and “targeted attack” in Bristol, police believe.
A manhunt is currently underway for Jamal McBean, 20, after the incident on Montreal Avenue, Horfield at about 8.30am on Thursday (September 3) which also saw two vehicles attacked and damaged.
Earlier today (September 5), Avon and Somerset Constabulary revealed a “firearm was discharged” at the scene.
Now, DI Clement Goodwin has told Bristol Live police believe the shot was directed at a person but nobody was injured during the incident.
The detective said: “The evidence suggests that he did fire the firearm at another person, but there were no injuries.
“The gunshot did not not hit the person we believe it was aimed at.
“We would like to stress that the people involved were known to each other, and that we believe this was a targeted attack.
“We are treating this incident extremely seriously.”
A widespread search is currently ongoing for McBean in the city after another man was arrested for affray in connection with the incident and released under investigation.
DI Goodwin said: “We believe Jamal is still currently in the north Bristol area, and we are doing everything we can to find him.
“If you do believe you have seen Jamal, please call 999 immediately.
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“I would like to say personally to Jamal, please, if you are reading this, hand yourself in to the police.”
Specially-trained officers are now on standby to respond to any further incidents and the neighbourhood team has a patrol plan in place to provide a reassuring uniformed presence in the area.
A statement from Avon and Somerset Constabulary reads: “If you see Jamal, do not approach him but call 999 immediately.
“If you have any information which could help officers to trace him, ring 101. In either case quote reference 5220199581. We believe he is in the locality of north Bristol.
“If you don’t want to talk to the police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.”