Mum's escape in cul-de-sac shooting

A MOTHER and her boyfriend came under fire in an early morning shooting involving a gang of men in an Ipswich cul-de-sac.Only good luck meant the woman's child was not in the house when the gangland-style shooting took place.

A MOTHER and her boyfriend came under fire in an early morning shooting involving a gang of men in an Ipswich cul-de-sac.

Only good luck meant the woman's child was not in the house when the gangland-style shooting took place.

One resident said: "Five black geezers got out of the car. They used a weapon which I think was a handgun. I think the whole thing is to do with gangs."

The boyfriend of the woman is believed to be African.

Five men kicked in the front door of the terraced home in Gresley Gardens, near Wherstead Road, at 5am on Sunday.

Soon after they kicked the door, they shot at the upstairs window, shattering glass into the front bedroom.

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The door remains boarded up and the mother and child are believed to be staying with relatives nearby.

The shooting has shocked neighbours in the residential area. Many were remaining tight-lipped today when the Star went to investigate.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that police were called to the incident after neighbours reported hearing a gunshot. She said: "Police were called by a neighbour on Sunday morning who had heard what sounded like a gunshot. A unit attended and there was damage to a window, which was believed to be damaged by an air rifle."

Police have descriptions of four men seen in the area. They are described as black, wearing dark clothing with hoods. They were seen standing in the streets. They left the scene as soon as the police were called.

Anyone with information should call Pc Max Hazell on 01473 613500.

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