Fresh appeal after teenager shot in Hockley

We’re asking for your help after a teenager was shot in Birmingham last week.

It happened just before 7pm on Thursday (18 November) at Hockley Circus.

The 13-year-old boy sustained potentially life-changing injuries and remains in hospital in a critical condition.

We know the offenders were in a black SUV type vehicle that was seen near the entrance of Travis Perkins building supplies on South Road. It then travelled up Soho Hill and turned left before the shots were fired at the young boy.

This is a busy area and we know lots of people were around - some have been in touch already – we thank you for this.

But we urgently need anyone who’s not been in touch so far to do so. We’re also asking anyone with dashcams to check their footage as this may help us identify the people responsible. 

DCI John Askew from Force CID said: "A young boy has been shot and my thoughts are with him and his family at this highly distressing time.

"We’re doing all we can to understand what happened and who was responsible. I’m sure you are equally as appalled as I am – so if you can help please do get in touch.

"Violence like this on our streets is simply unacceptable – we’re committed to apprehending those responsible and recovering the weapon(s) from our streets."

Contact us via Live Chat on our website or by calling 101. Please quote log number 3589 of 18/11.

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously via 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know – not who you are. 

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