UPDATE: Slough shooting: Teenager arrested

A man was shot in the shoulder while sitting in a van with a friend in Slough last night - prompting police to launch an attempted murder probe.

The 26-year-old was sitting in a white Ford Luton style box van outside Britwell Youth Centre on Wentworth Avenue on the Britwell Estate when two men came up to them at around 9.20pm yesterday (March 26).

One of the men fired a gunshot through the passenger window, hitting the passenger in the shoulder.

The man was taken to hospital and had to have surgery. He is in a stable condition.

The first attacker is described as male, with a muscular build. He was wearing a grey tracksuit and a black balaclava.

The second male was dressed all in dark clothing.

The pair fled on foot towards Doddsfield Road.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Andy Howard of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit based at Taplow, said it was likely a targeted attack with no wider threat to the community.

He said: “This is a serious incident that occurred in a residential area and involved the discharge of a firearm at close range, causing a serious injury.

“I appreciate for the local community that this type of event will be very concerning, but I would like to reassure them that a full investigation, led by the Major Crime Unit, has commenced.

“There is likely to be a large police presence in the area over the coming days while we complete searches and undertake enquiries.

“Measures are in place to protect our officers from Covid-19 and I would like to assure the community that we will continue to thoroughly investigate incidents such as these, despite these unprecedented times.”

Call 101 43200098658 if you have any information, speak to one of the officers who will be present in the area for the next few days or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.