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Police investigation into Alum Rock shooting

Police are investigating a shooting on Belchers Lane at the junction with Cotterills Lane in the Alum Rock area of Birmingham just before 11pm last night (Wednesday 15 May) that left a man with two gunshot wounds.

A 21-year-old man was taken to hospital, where he remains today (Thursday 16 May) with injuries to his back and arm that are not believed to be life threatening or life changing.

Alum Rock Road and Cotterills Lane have been closed in both directions and motorists are asked to avoid the area.

Inspector Jon Kiteley from force CID, said: “We are in the early stages of this investigation and asking anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch with us.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who has any information that could assist us in understanding the circumstances around this shooting.”

Enquiries continue and anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or to call 101 anytime. Please quote crime reference 20BE/115752C/19.

Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.