Shotgun found in Queen’s Park address yards from Mozart Estate shooting

A 49-year-old man is being questioned by the police

A man has been arrested after a sawn-off shot gun was found at his home just yards from where a teenage mother was shot while holding her baby.

Police raided the 49-year-old’s address in Denholme Road, Queen’s Park, at 7.55am this morning.

Inside they uncovered the shotgun and 10 unspent cartridges hidden inside two plastic bags in his bedroom.

Sergeant Gavin Pryke said: “This is an extremely dangerous weapon and I am pleased that we have been able to remove it from the streets, along with the ammunition. A thorough investigation has been launched to determine where the gun has come from and whether it has been used previously.”

Last week three teenage girls, including a young mother who was cradling her baby, were shot in nearby John Fearon Walk, which is in the Mozart Estate. The 18-year-old mum was holding her 11-month-old son when she was hit in the neck by pellets from the shotgun, which missed the baby by inches. A 17-year-old and 19-year-old were also hit but their injuries were not life threatening.

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