Hampshire Constabulary

Investigation continues following gun incident in Southsea

Press release   •   Feb 04, 2019 16:59 GMT

We’re investigating a firearms incident at an address in Hudson Road, Southsea, at around 5.15am on Sunday (3 Feb), in which a 21-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to his leg.

The man remains in hospital, however his injury is not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

While we are still in the early stages of this complex investigation, we would like to reassure the local community that we believe this was an isolated incident with no wider risk to the community.

Forensic searches continue around the area of the scene today and we would like to thank everybody living nearby for their help and cooperation while these searches have been ongoing.

We also have a number of officers carrying out extra patrols to provide reassurance in the local community. If you have any concerns, or if you have any information, please speak to one of the officers, or your local neighbourhood policing team.

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference Operation Lament / 44190040783.

In an emergency, call 999.