A 54-year-old man is being questioned about the gunfire incident, which the police say took place in daylight hours at about 8 am.
They also revealed this morning that a witness had come forward to say he heard a shot in Halkett Street at about that time.The witness called police following an appeal for information on Monday.Lead from the shotgun blasted through the van’s empty cab before becoming embedded in the wall of the communal porch in 100 Halkett Street, the door to which had been left open.The owner of the van had received threats before the attack and the police have stressed that it was an isolated incident targeting a specific individual, not an indiscriminate attack.
Not recoveredA man from Jersey was arrested at the police station at 4.30 pm yesterday in connection with the shooting.
The gun used in the incident has not been recovered.Det insp Bob Bonney, who is leading the investigation, said that his officers were keen to speak to anyone who saw a red soft-top car, with the hood up, in the Halkett Street area at around 8 am on Saturday.
The police are also keen to speak to anyone who saw the red convertible on Saturday near phone boxes in St John’s Village at around 8.30 am, in Westmount Road at 9.30 am and at de Quetteville Court just before 11 am.Det insp Bonney said that his officers were looking at CCTV footage and had identified ‘a car’ in St Helier at the time of the shooting.
‘We would like to hear from anyone who saw the car or heard the shot,’ he added.
‘They may have heard a loud bang and thought they heard something else, but it is very important that we pinpoint the exact time of the shooting.’Any witnesses to the incident should call the police on 612612.