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Woman shot in leg in Birmingham city centre

2015-12-20 23:19:41

WM PolicePolice are investigating the shooting of a woman

A woman has been shot in the leg in an incident in Birmingham city centre in the early hours of the morning.

It happened in Suffolk Street Queensway.

Police were called there at around 5.30am after reports of a woman being injured.

She was taken to hospital for medical treatment for the gunshot wound.

Here condition is not said to be life-threatening.

Forensic examinations of the scene took place for around five hours this morning.

The road remains closed.

The city has been at its busiest this weekend, with last-minute Christmas shoppers in the day and festive partygoers at night.

Police spokeswoman Kate Baker said: “The woman was taken to hospital where she is being treated for a gunshot injury to her leg.

“The injury is not considered to be life-threatening.

“Enquires are on-going and forensic examinations are being carried out in the area.

“Anyone with information should contact police on 101.”

It is not known if the shooting is linked to any previous ones in Birmingham.

This is the seventh known shooting to have taken place in Birmingham between October 2 and November 2.

On October 2 a ‘targeted attack’ in Balsall Heath saw one gunman hunt down his target and shoot him in the back.

Then, on October 8, 19-year-old student Connor Smith was shot dead and left in a Kings Norton street.

Two days later bullets were sprayed through the open doors of a Costcutter convenience store leaving four men with leg wounds.

Less than a week passed before a 32-year-old man was left with gunshot wounds to his leg and buttock in Falcon Lodge, Sutton Coldfield.

On October 30 Derek Junior Myers, aged 25, known to friends as Trench, was shot dead in Soho Hill, on the border of Hockley and Handsworth. Another victim was also injured in the attack and left in critical condition.

On November 2 a man and a woman suffered gunshot wounds to their legs in a violent attack in an Erdington cul-de-sac.

Then on December 7 a 19-year-old man was shot on Lozells Road, Lozells. He remains in a stable condition in hospital.

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