Teen critically injured in Handsworth

A teenager has been taken to hospital after being attacked by a group of youths in Linwood Road, Handsworth, this afternoon (21 Jan).

The 15-year-old boy has life-threatening injuries after shots were fired just after 3.30pm.

The suspects fled in a white car which crashed into a house a short distance away in Wheeler Street. No arrests have been made.

Enquiries are underway and the road has been closed with a cordon placed around the scene. Officers are speaking to witnesses and fast-tracking CCTV in the area.

Anyone who saw what happened and has not yet spoken to us should contact us urgently via Live Chat on our website or by calling 101. Information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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