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2015-04-25 21:18:09

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A man has been injured after shots were fired in an outbreak of violence in Northfield.

Police said that ‘disorder’ broke out in Lockwood Road at 1.30am on Saturday after a window was smashed.

About an hour later a man arrived at hospital with an injury to his face. Police said he continues to receive treatment and is currently in a stable condition.

An investigation was immediately launched and detectives are currently at the scene to determine what happened.

Chief Superintendent Chris Todd, from Birmingham Police, said: "We understand that this is a concerning incident for local people in the area and we have detectives working around the clock to find out what happened and locate those involved.

Lockwood RoadLockwood Road, Northfield, where shots were fired

“At this stage this appears to have been a targeted attack and I want to reassure the community that there is no immediate risk to members of the public.

“Clearly this kind of behaviour is completely unacceptable and we are committed keeping Northfield safe for those who live, work and visit there.

“A section of Lockwood Road will be sealed off today while a thorough search of the area takes place – officers will also be reviewing CCTV footage and speaking to local people who may have witnessed what happened.

“Our local neighbourhood officers will also be patrolling throughout today, I would ask anyone with any concerns to stop and talk to them or contact them by calling 101.”

Anyone with information about what happened, or anyone who witnessed the disorder, should contact DS Adam Hicklin from Force CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

For more information about local policing in Northfield click here.

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