In October 2019, police received reports of gunshots in a quiet cul-de-sac in Reading. The victim presented at Hospital having driven himself with a gunshot wound in his shoulder. The victim did not want to support proceedings due to the circumstances that would later come to light.
A witness had heard the voice of a resident, ‘J’, shouting soon after the incident and saw a male running from the scene before leaving the road at high speed in a vehicle.
Intelligence linked J to organised criminals involved in the supply of drugs with access to firearms.