Three Arrested After Man Shot In Birmingham

18th August 2015

Three men have been arrested as police continue to investigate a shooting in south Birmingham yesterday (Monday 17 August).

Officers first became aware of the incident at 5.15pm when hospital staff at Birmingham's QE hospital called police to say that a man with a gunshot injury to his abdomen had been carried in by four friends.

Inquiries quickly led officers to a flat in Dowry House on Rubery Lane South, Rubery where the 17-year-old is believed to have been shot. Forensic investigators have scoured the scene and the flat remains sealed of this morning.

As part of the investigation two 19-year-olds from Rednal and Frankley were arrested in Redditch and a 33-year-old was arrested on Rubbery Lane South. All were detained yesterday on suspicion of attempted murder and continue to be held this morning.

Detective Chief Inspector Sean Russell, from West Midlands Police, is leading the investigation. He said: "The investigation is still in its early stages but so far three men have been arrested and a car and suspected drugs have also been seized.

"We have spoken to local people, identified CCTV which may have captured the shooting on camera and forensic scene investigators have been working hard in their search for clues."

The 17-year-old remains in a critical condition in hospital as he recovers from major surgery on his wounds.

Anyone with information which may aid Det Chief Insp Russell's investigation should call him on 101. Details can also be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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