A MAN was shot in an attempted murder on a quiet residential street in Littlemore last night.
The victim – a man in his twenties – was taken to hospital after sustaining serious injuries to his abdomen and the back of his legs.
The injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Two men – one aged 26 and one aged 33, both from Oxford – have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of a firearm.
Thames Valley Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident that happened around the area of Cowley Road and Newman Road at 11.26pm On Thursday.
At least two officers were seen alongside a police van and a car, and at least one forensic officer in a full body suit before 8am this morning.
Investigating officer James Mather said: “This was a serious incident and has left a man very badly injured.
“We are in the very early stages of this investigation and believe people have information that could help us.
“We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen this incident or anyone with information about what happened last night to get in touch.
“If you have personal CCTV or dash-cam footage around the area of Cowley Road and Newman Road that could help us, please share it with us.
“This is a serious incident and although measures are in place to protect officers from COVID-19, we are attending and will continue to thoroughly investigate incidents such as these, despite these unprecedented times.”
Anybody with information about this incident should contact the non-emergency number 101 or make a report online using the reference 43200098693.
If you would prefer to remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.