Baby Injured After Shots Fired In Birmingham
18th October 2018
Police are investigating after shots were fired at two houses in the Alum Rock area of Birmingham today (18 October), injuring a baby.
Police were called to reports that an object had been thrown through the window of a home on Sandbourne Road at around 2.55am.
Officers confirmed that the damage had been caused by a gunshot. A baby, that was in the house at the time, suffered a minor injury from broken glass and was taken to hospital.
At around 3am, there was a second shooting at a window of at a property on Fernbank Road.
No-one was injured, but a dark vehicle was seen driving off from the scene.
Officers remain at the scenes today to carry out house-to-house enquiries and recover evidence.
Det Insp Richard Marsh said: "The investigation is at an early stage, but given how close the incidents were in time and location, we are linking them.
"A young child has been injured as a result of the reckless discharge of a firearm, and we're working hard to bring whoever was responsible to justice.
"Gun crime is a priority for West Midlands Police and we continue to take dangerous weapons off the streets and put those involved in firearms behind bars.
"We rely on the public's support and I'd urge anyone who knows who was responsible for the shootings to consider the fact that a baby has been injured today.
"Do the right thing and tell us what you know.
"If anyone saw any suspicious activity in the area, I'd urge them to get in touch as soon as possible."
Anyone with information should contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting logs 219 and 263.