Superintendent Jim Baker, Telford’s Local Policing Commissioner, has released a community update following the news about the shooting in Horsehay, Telford on Tuesday 13 October 2020.
The full text of the letter is reproduced below:
Just after midday on Tuesday (13 October) a 20-year-old man was shot in the car park of the business park. Sadly, he died as a result of his injuries.
A murder investigation has been launched with a team of detectives following a number of lines of enquiry.
I am aware there is speculation circulating on social media around the identity of the victim which references events that have taken place in London. Formal identification has yet to take place so at the current time I am unable to confirm the identity of the man who died.
I know this incident has caused concern in the local community and while, I would not want to jeopardise our investigation by discussing the lines of enquiry we are investigating, I would like to offer my reassurance that we do not believe there is a wider risk to the public.
Over the coming days there will be an increased police presence in the area with officers carrying out regular patrols to offer you reassurance, if you are concerned please stop and speak to an officer.
If you have any information about the incident you think may be useful to our enquiries please let us know. If you do not want to provide your details you can report information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Finally, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your co-operation and understanding, your support is of the utmost importance to us. It is only with your support that we can do our job and help protect people from harm. Thank you.
Superintendent Jim Baker, Telford Local Policing Commander