Oxford: Everything we know about the incident on Cowley Road

UPDATE: A man has now been arrested and police have launched an appeal. The copy in this story has been amended to reflect this

Cowley Road was closed this evening after an alleged ‘shooting’ saw police descend on the scene.

The incident saw traffic at a stand-still and part of the road closed off while police investigated.

READ MORE: LIVE UPDATES: Cowley Road in Oxford closed off after alleged ‘shooting’

This is everything we know so far:

What happened?

Police believe that a firearm was discharged on Cowley Road this evening. 

Following the incident they have launched an appeal and said a man, who was sitting in a vehicle, was approached and shot in the arm. 

A member of the public who was on Cowley Road at the time also said a man was shot in the shoulder by another man.

Multiple police vehicles and officers were seen at the scene as well as an ambulance. 

A police photographer also arrived to take pictures of the scene. 

The Oxford Mail has approached Thames Valley Police for comment.

Was anyone injured?

One man was allegedly shot in the shoulder and an ambulance crew were seen at the incident.

The man was taken to hospital and is not believed to be in a serious condition. 

Has anyone been arrested?

A man has been arrested following the incident. Read more about this here>>>

Is Cowley Road still closed?

Cowley Road was closed for around an hour and half but has now reopened.

This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @itssophieperry

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