Girl, 13, blasted by shotgun pellets as maniacs open fire and lob two pipe bombs at a house in West Mids

Girl, 13, blasted by shotgun pellets as maniacs open fire and lob two pipe bombs at a house in West Mids

June 25, 2020

A 13-YEAR-OLD girl was blasted by a shotgun and two pipe bombs were lobbed at a house in the West Midlands.

The girl is undergoing surgery to remove shotgun pellets after the horrific attack just after midnight on Wednesday in Tipton.




The two pipe bombs failed to go off, West Midlands Police said.

The Army's bomb squad were called in to make the explosives safe.

The teen girl was "caught in the crossfire", police said, after a shotgun was "fired at visitors to the address".

A man and woman suffered minor injuries but were treated at the scene.

In a statement, police said: "Unfortunately, a teenage girl was caught in the crossfire and was hit by shotgun pellets.

"She remains in hospital for surgery to remove some of the pellets. No-one else was injured.

"Two pipe bombs were also thrown towards the property, however these did not detonate and have been recovered for forensic examination."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said they were called at 12.06am.

A doctor, paramedics and other specialist resources raced to the scene.

She said: "We treated a teenage girl for injuries not believed to be serious before taking her to Birmingham Children's Hospital for further treatment.

"A man and woman were also treated for minor injuries and discharged at the scene."

Anyone with any information is urged to contact West Midlands Police via live chat on our website or by calling 101 quoting log 44 of 24/6.

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