Investigations underway after reports of air gun shootings in South Bristol

May 13 2019
Investigations underway after reports of air gun shootings in South Bristol

A shop and several cars were targeted in a reported air gun shooting in Wells Road.

Police are now investigating the reports, which were made between Thursday, May 9 and Saturday, May 11.

The air weapon is believed to have been fired from a property in Wells Road, near the Broadwalk Shopping Centre.

One driver was waiting at the traffic lights by the complex to turn into Priory Road, with his two-year-old son in the van, when two pellets were fired at the vehicle – one of which entering through the driver’s window, merely missing the father's head.

The other pellet hit the van’s door on the driver’s side.

In a post on Facebook, which has been shared more than 400 times, the victim – who does not want to be named – said that he was ‘fuming’ about the incident. 

He wrote on the social media site, just after the attack on May 11: “So earlier I was at Broadwalk traffic lights waiting to turn right towards Talbot Road, when someone shot an air rifle at my van the first one come through my window, I had my son in the van as well and the second one hit the side of my van, has anyone had something hit their car around that area? I'm fuming.”

South Bristol Voice contacted Avon and Somerset Police to confirm the report. A spokesperson said: “We’re investigating after receiving a number of reports an air weapon had been fired from a property on Wells Road, Bristol.

“A shop and several cars were targeted between Thursday, 9 May and Saturday, 11 May.

“Anyone with information which could help our inquiry is asked to call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5219102255.”

More details to follow in June's issue of South Bristol Voice. 

Photo above: the pellet found by the driver after the shots were fired