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Shooting scene raided by police just weeks ago.

Byline: MARCUS HUGHES Reporter marcus.hughes@walesonline.co.uk

APROPERTY at the centre of an enquiry into a shooting in Cardiff was recently the target of a police drugs raid.

Police were called to the address on Greenway Road, Rumney, at about 9.50pm on Saturday after the occupants heard several gunshots.

As reported in yesterday's Western Mail, two vehicles, a car and a motor home, were parked on a driveway at the property and sustained damage from bullets.

Pictures have since emerged revealing what appear to be bullet holes in the motor home's windscreen.

Police said an investigation into the incident is continuing and detectives are keeping an open mind regarding motive.

It has emerged that officers carried out a search warrant at the same property on December 14, which led to the arrest of a 22-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

A South Wales Police spokeswoman said he remains released under investigation.

The raid was carried out as part of Operation Advent, which saw officers carrying out an "anti-crime activity" each day throughout December. In a statement released on December 20, officers said they executed eight search warrants in the Rumney area, targeting individuals who are believed to be supplying substantial amounts of Class A drugs.

As a result of the raids, police said they seized "large amounts" of cannabis and cocaine, as well as PS18,000 in cash and off-road bikes which were believed to be stolen.

A South Wales Police spokeswoman said: "On December 14, a 22-yearold man was arrested at a property in Greenway Road on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. "He remains released under investigation.

"An investigation is continuing into the incident on Saturday night and detectives are keeping an open mind regarding the motive."

A police cordon remained in place yesterday while officers continued their investigation of the scene.

A motorhome with what appeared to be two bullet holes in the windscreen was taken away from the scene by police.

A neighbour, who did not want to be named, said of Saturday's incident: "We were sat in the living room and we heard these big bangs and we thought it was fireworks.

"I said it's a bit early for fireworks but we didn't think much about it but then suddenly it was mayhem.

There were police here."

The neighbour added that she recalled a house was raided by police four weeks previously.

"I woke up one morning and I heard these dogs barking," she said.

"When I got out of bed to have a look all the police were there with dogs and things.

"I'm afraid to go out my front door. With guns and things it's serious isn't it? "It's quite frightening really." South Wales Police have asked anyone with information to contact 101, quoting occurence 1900014768.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 using the same reference.

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<B Police officers at 270 Greenway Road, Rumney, Cardiff, yesterday. A motorhome was damaged by gunfire and bullet holes are visible on the windscreen, right

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Date:Jan 15, 2019
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