Abingdon shooting: Man arrested

A suspected gunman has been arrested for the attempted murder of an Abingdon woman, police revealed this afternoon.

The 20-year-old from Ealing in London is in police custody on suspicion of the attempted murder of a 26-year-old woman fighting for life in hospital after being shot in the head.

He was arrested last night after police launched a manhunt for two suspects in connection with the shooting on Tuesday night.

The victim is in critical condition at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital.

Thames Valley Police spokesman Hannah Jones said no weapon has yet been found and officers are unsure what kind of gun they are looking for.

She confirmed police are still searching for a second suspect in connection to the incident.

The garden of a block of flats in Thornhill Walk remains cordoned off by police this morning with police officers remaining at the scene.

Flowers and messages have also been left by a tree on the corner of Thornhill Walk and Longmead.

Paramedics and police were called to the flats at around 8.20pm on Tuesday.

Police said yesterday the attack was not random and that the offender knows the victim.

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident and have carried out searches while a forensic team are conducting examinations at properties in and around nearby Northcourt Road.