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Man seriously hurt in ‘targeted’ shooting in city – cops hunt gunman

Police have launched an attempted murder probe after a man was seriously hurt in a “targeted” shooting in the city.

The 30-year-old was shot in the arm in Roland Road, Lozells just before 11.20pm on Saturday, September 4.

He was taken to hospital with injuries described by police as serious, but not thought to be life-threatening. The shooting is being treated as attempted murder, police confirmed.

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The gunman is still at large but West Midlands Police says it is doing all it can to find the people responsible.

The force urged anyone with information, or who saw what happened, to get in touch as they continue to speak with witnesses today.

CCTV trawls are also said to be underway while officers follow up other leads.

Police have stepped up patrols in the area following the shooting.

Detective Sergeant Steven Harris, from Force CID said: “We believe the incident was targeted and we’re doing all we can to find the people responsible as firearms have no place on our streets.

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“Our priority is to find out exactly what happened and arrest the people involved. Today we’ll be speaking to witnesses, reviewing CCTV footage and following up other investigative leads.

“We also need the help of local people.

“If you saw what happened or have any other information that could support our investigation, please get in touch.

“Extra officers will be in the area over the next few days as our investigation continues. Please feel free to chat with them about any concerns you have.”

The easiest way to get in contact with West Midlands Police is via Live Chat at 8am – midnight, alternatively you can call 101 anytime.

To remain 100% anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They pay cash rewards of up to £1,000 if the information you provide leads to a positive result. Please quote investigation number 20 / 1721363 / 21.

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