Car Passenger Shot In Coventry

14th April 2015

Police in Coventry are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot on Saturday evening (10 April).

The 21-year-old was a front seat passenger in a black Peugeot 206, travelling along Mercer Avenue when he was shot at around 5.50pm.

The man is currently in a critical condition in hospital with a serious head injury.

Mercer Avenue was closed while officers carry out inquiries into what happened.

Detective Sergeant Michelle Kiedron said: "We are at the very early stages of an investigation but from we understand so far, the car was driving towards the Stoke area when the man received his injury.

"At this time, this is not thought to be a random attack and we believe the victim may know who is responsible but - due to his condition - he is clearly not in a position to tell us.

"This shooting happened in broad daylight - someone must have witnessed it and can give us a description of whoever is behind it.

"I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time to call us on 101, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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