Third Wolverhampton shooting in just one day

Gunshots have been fired at a house in Wolverhampton – the third shooting in the city in the space of a day.

Gunshots have been fired at a house in Wolverhampton – the third shooting in the city in the space of a day.

Police were called to Showell Road in Low Hill yesterday lunchtime as a house was targeted by gunman in broad daylight.

Click on the image on the right to see more pictures from the scene.

Two people have been arrested. No-one was injured in the shooting which followed two earlier gun attacks in the city hours earlier. Police have revealed tensions have been mounting between rival gangs in the city sparking the confrontations.

But they said they couldn’t confirm if the shootings are linked.

Ch Insp Richard Fisher, from Wolverhampton Police, said officers were called at 12.23pm yesterday to reports of a gun being fired towards a house. “Although this is the third incident involving firearms in the city, there is nothing to suggest that these incidents are linked at this time,” he said.

He said police would continue to have an increased presence across the city overnight.

Showell Road was cordoned off by police while forensic experts searched the scene.

One witness who lives in Showell Road said: “I heard the shots. I thought they were fireworks at first.”

Meanwhile a shop worker from Lifestyle Express also in Showell Road added: “I didn’t hear anything but a customer came in to say there had been a shooting.” Just after midnight yesterday police were called to Glaisdale Gardens in Whitmore Reans where a man was shot in the leg.

Bullets were also fired at a house two miles away in Park Village around the same time.

Both streets were cordoned off as detectives searched for evidence.

The incidents are the latest in a string of shootings in the city.

A gun is thought to have been fired outside the Bagot Arms in Newhampton Road West, Whitmore Reans, last Friday, while a Fiat Punto was found with a bullet hole in the windscreen in nearby Staveley Road on February 4.