POLICE are hunting a gunman afterthe latest in a spate of potentially fatal drive-by shootings in Wrexham.
Officers were called after reports that the attacker fired steel ball-bearings into a pub, homes and businesses around Wrexham at about 9.30pm on Sunday, November 16.
The incident was one of more than 10 reported attacks in the last two weeks and police fear someone could be killed or seriously injured if the gunman isn't caught.
In the latest attack, the gunman blasted a ball-bearing through the windows of the Black Lion pub in Rhostyllen. The glass shattered but no-one was hurt. It was the second attack on the pub in six weeks.
About 10 minutes after the pub attack, a ball-bearing was fired at a shop window in Henblas Street, Rhostyllen, cracking the toughened glass and causing £300 worth of damage.
The raider struck again later that evening, firing through the front window of a house on the Holt Road. The occupier heard a car outside the property just before the window was shattered, and police have now recovered the ball-bearing from inside the house. Again, no-one was hurt.
Black Lion licensee Marcel Le Moignan said: 'It was about 9.30pm on Sunday.Luckily, the pub had emptied a bit and there were only about five or six in the bar at the time. Half-an-hour earlier there could have been between 15 or 20 in there.
'At first, I thought one of the lads had dropped a glass. Then we noticed there was glass on the far side of the bar and a hole the size of a tennis ball in the bar window. The lads were at the other end of room playing pool. If it had hit someone in the head it could have killed them.
'About six weeks ago we had a similar incident when a steel ball-bearing went through a windowand through a wooden shutter as well.'
Police are still unclear as to whether the attacks are linked and have not ruled out the possibility the ball-bearings are being fired by catapult.
Det Insp John Rowlands said: 'We are treating these incidents very seriously because this sort of behaviour has the potential to cause very serious injury and in the worst case scenario, be life threatening.' Anyone with information should call the police on 0845 6071002.