Two teenage boys and woman are injured after they were blasted with shotgun in Suffolk

A police investigation is under way after three people were left injured in a shotgun attack on a traveller site in Suffolk.

The two teenage boys and a woman were struck by the shotgun pellets in a suspected targeted attack in Elms Road, Red Lodge, near Newmarket, at around 2.55pm on Sunday.

The victims suffered what police describe as minor injuries caused by the shotgun pellets, with one of the teenagers left with wounds to the face and neck. 

All three were taken to hospital but later discharged.  

A police investigation is under way after two teenage boys and a woman were struck by shotgun pellets on a traveller site on Elms Road, Red Lodge near Newmarket, Suffolk, at around 2.55pm on Sunday

A police investigation is under way after two teenage boys and a woman were struck by shotgun pellets on a traveller site on Elms Road, Red Lodge near Newmarket, Suffolk, at around 2.55pm on Sunday

A police investigation is under way after two teenage boys and a woman were struck by shotgun pellets on a traveller site on Elms Road, Red Lodge near Newmarket, Suffolk, at around 2.55pm on Sunday

A police car waits at the scene after the two teenagers and a woman were injured by shotgun pellets

A police car waits at the scene after the two teenagers and a woman were injured by shotgun pellets

A police car waits at the scene after the two teenagers and a woman were injured by shotgun pellets

Four men aged 24, 25, 29 and 35 were later arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and taken into police custody.

All four remain in police custody and are being questioned.

The site where the shooting took place is beside a vehicle dismantling scrap yard at the end of a 200 yard long drive and beside the busy A11 dual carriageway on the outskirts of Red Lodge. 

Police were standing guard outside the site today and armed officers with guns hidden in their vehicles were seen patrolling the surrounding area. 

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Brown of Suffolk Police said on Sunday night: ‘Officers were quickly at the scene of the incident and suspects have been located and arrested.

‘We are confident this was a targeted attack and there is no threat to the wider public.

The 'targeted attack' took place on Elms Road, Red Lodge near Newmarket, Suffolk

The 'targeted attack' took place on Elms Road, Red Lodge near Newmarket, Suffolk

The ‘targeted attack’ took place on Elms Road, Red Lodge near Newmarket, Suffolk

Four men were arrested after the attack and taken into police custody for questioning. Pictured: The village sign in Red Lodge

Four men were arrested after the attack and taken into police custody for questioning. Pictured: The village sign in Red Lodge

Four men were arrested after the attack and taken into police custody for questioning. Pictured: The village sign in Red Lodge

‘There will be a police presence at the scene overnight and tomorrow. There will also be more police officers on patrol to provide reassurance in the area.

‘We are asking for anyone with any information about this incident to come forward.’

Officers are set to remain in the village today and will be patrolling the area.

Red Lodge has a population of 3,800 and includes a modern housing estate and older homes dating back to 1926.

Witnesses and anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact Suffolk Police quoting reference 37/16672/21. 

More Stories
Republicans threaten to use the courts to try to undo Joe Biden’s new gun control actions