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Four arrested after teenager shot in Siloam Place near Ipswich waterfront

PUBLISHED: 12:48 22 November 2016 | UPDATED: 14:57 22 November 2016

The cordon in place at Siloam Place, following reports of a shooting this morning

The cordon in place at Siloam Place, following reports of a shooting this morning

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Residents told how they were left frightened when an 18-year-old was shot near their home in Ipswich today,

The cordon in place at Siloam Place, following reports of a shooting this morningThe cordon in place at Siloam Place, following reports of a shooting this morning

Four young men, three from the London area, were subsequently arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and drug offences following the shooting at Siloam Place, off Duke Street.

Resident Jeremy Chow, 24, said he was awoken by a noise at just before 12.20am.

Mr Chow said: “I heard a loud bang. I thought it was like a firecracker. It was only one shot.”

Two of his neighbours were also alarmed by the noise.

A 20-year-old, who did not want to be named, said: “I didn’t really know what it was. I thought it sounded like a car had hit another car. It was like a thud.

“The fact we didn’t know where it came from really frightened us.”

Her 21-year-old friend said: “It was like a car had backfired. It was very loud. It was really scary. We couldn’t work out what it was.

“I heard people running around and a little bit of shouting and that was it.”

Suffolk police were called shortly after 12.20am to reports of a loud noise at flats in Siloam Place near University fo Suffolk.

The ambulance service reported someone at the same address had been attacked and suffered upper arm injuries.

Officers attended the house but no one was found.

A police spokeswoman said officers were alerted at 1.20am that an 18-year-old man had arrived at Ipswich Hospital shortly before 1am with a suspected gunshot wound in his shoulder.

He was taken to surgery, although the police spokeswoman said his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Just before 3am police arrested four men on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply.

They remain in custody at Martlesham police investigation centre where they are being questioned.

The men detained are a 27-year-old from Barnet, a 26-year-old from London, a 22-year-old from London and a 20-year-old from Ipswich.

This morning police tape sealed off an area running along the side of flats in Siloam Place to the junction with Tye Road and police officers from the safer neighbourhood team were patrolling the area.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen anything in the Siloam Place area of Ipswich during the course of Monday evening or into the early hours of today to call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD 17 of today.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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