Two women among five shot as gunman opens fire during 'dangerous' 100-strong street party

Two women among five shot as gunman opens fire during 'dangerous' 100-strong street party

August 3, 2020

TWO women were among five shot as a gunman opened fire during an "unacceptable and dangerous" 100-strong street party in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning.

Armed police were called to Dudley Road in Winson Green at 1.45am this morning after reports of firearms discharge.

One man was found with multiple pellet wounds to his legs while four others, two men and two women, also sustained minor pellet injuries.

The road has been sealed off for a forensic examination.

It is understood a large crowd had gathered for a street party before the shooting happened.


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. If we have encountered any large gatherings we have been encouraging people to disperse – but we will enforce and issue fines if necessary."

Detectives are currently reviewing CCTV footage.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with mobile phone footage to get in touch.

Anyone who has information should contact 101 or via live chat on the West Midlands Police website.

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