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Teenager shot in face outside school – police seek attacker as cordon in place

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A 17-year-old boy was left with facial injuries after a car was shot at last night (December 28). The victim was rushed to hospital, but police say his condition is non life-threatening.

They added that they understood the “concerns” the local community would have about the incident.

It is not yet known why the shooting occurred.

The incident took place on Arthur Street, Small Heath, near Regents Park Community Primary School.

A cordon remains in place around the scene today while officers investigate.

Pictures from the incident show a bullet hole through the side window of a red Ford.

The area surrounding the school is taped off to the public, and local residents are being escorted in and out of nearby Bolton Road.

In a statement released today, West Midlands Police said: “We’re investigating after a gun was fired at a car in Arthur Street, Small Heath, just after 10.35pm yesterday (December 28).

“A 17-year-old boy from the vehicle was taken to hospital with a facial injury which is not life-threatening.

“We understand the community concerns this incident will cause and we’re carrying out CCTV, and other enquiries, to try to establish who was responsible.

“We’re keen to hear from anyone with information who can assist our investigation into who did this and why.”

It added: “You can contact us via Live Chat on our website, or by calling 101, and quote crime reference number 20/1991825/21.

“If you don’t want to speak to us direct you can call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You do not have to give your name, just tell them what you know.”



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