Enquiry launched after shooting at street party

We’ve launched an investigation after at least three people were injured when a shotgun was fired following a large street party in Birmingham.

Armed police were deployed to Dudley Road in Winson Green at 1.45am this morning (3 Aug) in response to calls reporting a firearms discharge.

One man was found with multiple pellet wounds to his legs while four others, two men and two women, also suffered minor pellet injuries.

The road has been sealed off for a forensic examination and our detectives are in the process of seizing and reviewing CCTV.

We're still encouraging people to be mindful of social distancing - and warning that large gatherings are banned
We're still encouraging people to be mindful of social distancing - and warning that large gatherings are banned 

It’s understood a large crowd had gathered for a street party where a disorder broke out before the shooting.

Birmingham Police Chief Inspector Pervez Mohammed, said: “This is a hugely reckless act, discharging a shotgun in a crowded space, and it is lucky no-one was seriously hurt.

“Our detectives have moved quickly to seize some potentially very significant CCTV and we’ll be progressing that today to try and identify offenders.

“It also needs stressing that large gatherings like this during the CoVID-19 health pandemic are completely unacceptable and dangerous.

“We understand there may have been in excess of 100 people gathered for this street party. They were causing concern among residents and major traffic disruption.

“Large gatherings are still banned because there is a risk of the virus spreading. If we have encountered any large gatherings we have been encouraging people to disperse – but we will enforce and issue fines if necessary.”

We’re appealing for any witnesses or anyone with mobile phone video showing the disorder or shooting to please get in touch. 
 

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