Amareece Singh Taak From Southampton Jailed After Shooting Probe

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Amareece Singh Taak, 25, of Argyle Road, Southampton has been jailed for five years as part of a probe into a shooting in Southampton. Officers were called to an underpass between Kingsway and Craven Street in Southampton following reports of a gunshot.

When officers arrived they found a discarded pair of trainers, a phone and a used shotgun. Amareece was T later arrested with no trainers on, in connection with the offence.

Amareece Singh Taak was jailed for five years after pleading guilty at Southampton Crown Court to possession of a shotgun with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of a firearm less than 30cm in length.

The incident happened at 11.15pm on Friday 25 October in an underpass between Kingsway and Craven Street. Officers believe two men, aged 18 and 19, suffered minor injuries to their legs.

However police say neither supported a prosecution.

Chief Inspector Phil Lamb said: β€œViolence of any kind is not tolerated in Southampton.

“Gun-related crime is low but we understand any incident which involves a firearm is concerning to residents and visitors alike. We want to reassure you that we are doing all we can to reduce violence in the city and those found to be responsible will be dealt with robustly.

β€œPublic safety is our priority and I would like to thank the members of the public who called 999 to inform us of this incident, the policing teams who responded, and those who managed the ongoing risk and led the investigation getting this result at court.”

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