Armed police rushed to the scene at 1.45am on Monday morning, after reports of a firearms discharge. The West Midlands Police confirmed one man was found with multiple pellet wounds to his legs while four others – two men and two women – also suffered minor pellet injuries. The road has been shut for a forensic examination while detectives search to seize and review CCTV.
Police believe a large crowd had gathered for a street party before chaos broke out in the early hours of the morning.
The incident took place around Dudley Road in Winson Green.
Birmingham Police Chief Inspector Pervez Mohammed, said: “This is a hugely reckless act, discharging a shotgun in a crowded space, and it is lucky no-one was seriously hurt.
“Our detectives have moved quickly to seize some potentially very significant CCTV and we’ll be progressing that today to try and identify offenders.
“It also needs stressing that large gatherings like this during the COVID-19 health pandemic are completely unacceptable and dangerous.
“We understand there may have been in excess of 100 people gathered for this street party.
“They were causing concern among residents and major traffic disruption.
“Large gatherings are still banned because there is a risk of the virus spreading.
Two men were shot on Friday just before 7pm in Brixton which occurred on Akerman Road.
The Met said: “Officers, including firearms officers, attended and found damage to two parked vehicles.
“There was no trace of any victims.
“Police were called a short time later to a south London hospital after two males self-presented with gunshot injuries.
‘We await an update on their condition.”
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Published at Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:07:00 +0000