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Monday, 8 July, 2002, 08:53 GMT 09:53 UK
Police hunt masked gunman
Police scene of crime tape
Police have sealed off a number of streets
Police in Newcastle are investigating a shooting which has left a man in hospital with numerous gunshot wounds.

The shooting happened at 2330 BST on Sunday outside the Howlett Hall pub in Denton Road in the city.

The man was standing outside the pub when a car pulled up, and a man wearing a balaclava mask shot him.

The 44-year-old victim, who has not been named by police, is recovering in a hospital in the city.

Area cordoned

After the shooting the car left the scene at high speed. It was later recovered in another part of Newcastle.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "The victim suffered many injuries, which are not considered life threatening.

"The area around the shooting has been cordoned off by police."

The shooting is being investigated by detectives from Newcastle West command.


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