Police hunt gunman after teenager is shot in the back in Handsworth


Two teenagers have been injured after gunshots were fired in Handsworth.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the back on Victoria Road at 8.15pm last night (2nd November).

Police say he is in a “serious but stable” condition in hospital. A 14-year-old boy suffered an injury to his arm which is not thought to be serious.

The shots are believed to have been fired from a car which then drove off.

Detective Sergeant Matt Marston said: “We are still piecing together the circumstances around what happened but we will not tolerate anyone being shot, especially not teenagers.

“We are determined to catch whoever was responsible and I would urge anyone with information which can assist us to get in contact as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can contact 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting crime reference number 20BW/254313Y/18.


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