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Appeal for information after shots fired in Balsall Heath

We are appealing for information after shots were fired following a collision between a car and a van on Mary Street, Balsall Heath shortly after 8pm yesterday (26 May). 

We understand a grey Citroen C3 and white VW Transporter collided near to the junction with Balsall Health Road. 

CCTV shows the occupants of the Citroen were shot at from the direction of the van as they tried to flee the scene. 

We do not believe anyone was injured as a result of the incident, however we want to speak to anyone involved to ensure they are safe and to assist with our enquiries. 

A scene remains in place on Mary Street today (27 May) for forensic examination. 

Detective Inspector Richard Marsh from force CID said: "We are keeping an open mind as investigations are in the early stages, however it would appear this was a targeted attack. 

“The Citroen has been recovered for forensic examination and CCTV is being reviewed as we urgently appeal for any information.

“We are particularly keen to trace the movements and occupants of the VW Transporter that we believe was involved." 

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat on our website or calling 101. Please quote 20BE/121156G/20.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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