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CCTV released as we appeal for information on Balsall Heath shooting

Detectives investigating after shots were fired in Balsall Heath have today (29 May) released CCTV as they continue to appeal for information. 

We were called to Mary Street shortly after 8pm on Tuesday (26 May) when the occupants of a Citroen C3 were shot at following a collision with a VW Transporter at the junction of Balsall Heath Road. 

CCTV shows the moment the car and van collided and the subsequent chase, before shots were fired.

Three men from the Citroen ran in the direction of Edward Road, chased by a man brandishing what we believe to be a handgun, and a fourth man ran towards Balsall Heath Road chased by a man with a machete. 

We are urgently appealing to identify the occupants of both vehicles, as well as to locate the van involved, which was displaying false plates. 

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. 

Detective Inspector Richard Marsh from force CID said: "We have released CCTV as we are urgently appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or saw anything suspicious around the time to come forward. 

"We believe this was a targeted attack, and will not tolerate violence of this nature on our streets. 

“The Citroen has been recovered for forensic examination and 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. 

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please quote 20BE/121156G/20.

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