Three men arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the shootings of two young men in Fishermead have been released on police bail until July 4.
Det Supt Rob Mason, leading the investigation, said: “I am aware that the fact we have not charged anyone yet may start to cause frustration within the community. Investigations like this are complex and include a large amount of forensic analysis which inevitably takes time.
“To give people some idea of the scale of the investigation, in less than a week we have taken nearly 200 statements, been contacted by over 200 people and collected in excess of 350 exhibits. We have seized hours of CCTV and are currently undertaking the long process of reviewing the images.
“We continue to have a dedicated team of detectives working around the clock and each and everyone one of us is focused on bringing charges against the person or people responsible.
“I have personally met with the families of both victims and they are being updated on a daily basis and continue to be supported by the Force Family Liaison Officers.
“I am really pleased with the response from the local community but would urge anyone who can assist the investigation to come forward. This can be anonymously via Crimestoppers”
Deputy Local Police Area Commander, Chf Insp Simon Eatwell, added: “The information the investigation team have been getting from the local community has proved invaluable. I want people to continue to feed us any information that could help the investigation.
“I am aware that many people in the Fishermead area are feeling anxious about what has happened. We will continue to provide a high policing presence in the area and will be organising a number of meetings and events where local residents can come and discuss their concerns with us and our partners.”