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Neighbour heard 'loud bang' on night of Oakridge shooting
DETECTIVES are investigating after a man turned up at Basingstoke hospital with gunshot wounds to his legs and buttocks – three days after he was shot.
The 29-year-old man, named locally as Daniel Drake, went to the hospital on Monday evening, but it is believed that he was shot between 10pm and midnight last Friday night at a house in Bennet Close, Oakridge. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Hospital staff contacted the police on Monday after seeing the man’s injuries.
Residents in Bennet Close subsequently reported seeing armed police officers knocking down a door of a house and a number of people inside being led away.
One resident told The Gazette he heard a “loud bang” last Friday night and attempted to chase two young men, who were wearing grey hooded tracksuits, after they ran from the house in the direction of Gregory Close.
The man, who did not want to be identified, said he did not call the police after the incident.
He said: “I left it because I did not see anybody else come outside, and I did not see any doors that were open.
“The next thing I heard was I got a call at 9pm on Monday night to say armed police units were smashing the door in of that house.”
A woman, who also did not want to be identified, said that several people live at the house where the shooting took place.
She did not know that anything had happened until she saw police officers around the property at about 10.30pm on Monday.
She said: “It has always been a good place to live, but lately, I don’t know.
“I do not feel happy about the shooting, especially when it is on your own doorstep.”
Police officers were in Bennet Close on Tuesday morning, guarding the house.
No arrests had been made by the time The Gazette went to press.
Detective Inspector Dave Dilly said: “We are in the early stages of our investigation at this time and the motive for the crime is not known at the moment.
“However, the information we have so far shows this was a targeted attack on this man, and there is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to the public.”
Anyone with information about what happened last Friday night is asked to call the Basingstoke Major Incident Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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