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Yardley shooting: Man injured after shooting on Stoney Lane

2014-08-12 20:31:18

An investigation has been launched after a man was injured in a Yardley shooting.

Police were called just after 1.30pm when two cars collided and a gun was fired at the junction of St Edburgh's Road and Stoney Lane.

A man attended hospital a short time later with a head and arm injury. His injuries are not considered life threatening.

The road has been closed whilst searches and forensic examinations are carried out at the scene.

Police have cordoned off Stoney Lane between Blakesley Road and St Edburgh's Road using a council contract lorry and police tape.

Officers are currently carrying out finger tip searches along Stoney Lane.

The search includes two abandoned cars, with one of these having learner plates.

One local resident, aged 72, who didn't want to be named, said: "I heard three or four bangs and assumed they were fireworks. They were in loud rapid succession.

"The next thing I heard was a loud screech of wheels as if a car was racing off. Minutes later the police had turned up and sealed off the road."

Officers have launched an investigation and urge anyone who was in the area, or has information to assist their inquiry to contact them at Birmingham East police by dialling 101.

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