Page last updated at 18:04 GMT, Friday, 28 May 2010 19:04 UK

Man shot after barber shop fight

The crime scene
Police said it was believed the firearm was discharged more than once

A man has suffered a gunshot wound to his arm in the Easton area of Bristol.

Police said the shooting happened following a dispute between the victim and another man at a barber shop.

Supt Ian Wylie, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: "We are still hunting for both the offender and the weapon at this time."

Emergency services were called to the scene at Stapleton Road just after 1315 BST and the injured man was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Police initially said a man had been arrested but later confirmed no arrests had been made.

'Not gang-related'

Supt Wylie said there had been a "large scale dispute" between the two men at the Jam Cut barber shop about 20 minutes before the shooting.

He said it was believed the firearm involved was discharged more than once.

"The victim is not part of any gang so we don't believe it is gang-related at this time," he said.

Supt Wylie said parts of the road would remain closed for a number of hours while the scene is searched and forensically examined.

The officer said CCTV footage showed there were a large number of people in the area at the time and appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

He said officers were already following up a number of lines of inquiry.

A spokeswoman for Great Western Ambulance Service said: "We had a patient in Easton who sustained a gunshot injury to his arm.

"He was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary and his injury is not thought to be life-threatening."

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