Man, 28, is shot in gang violence

A man was shot in the chest in Wolverhampton as a running feud between gangs again erupted into violence.

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A man was shot in the chest in Wolverhampton as a running feud between gangs again erupted into violence.

Inkerman Street, in Heath Town, was today sealed off after the 28-year-old was blasted in the chest.

It is the sixth shooting in the city within weeks, which police are linking to ongoing gang tensions. The man, from Wolverhampton, was taken to New Cross Hospital  following the shooting at 9.10pm yesterday. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police cordoned off the street near to the junction with Chervil Rise as they scoured the scene for clues.

It is the latest shooting in the city. It started with a car found with a bullet hole in its windscreen in Staveley Road, Whitmore Reans, on February 4, followed by reports of gunfire outside the Bagot Arms in Newhampton Road West on February 10.

On February 16, a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg in Glaisdale Gardens, Whitmore Reans. Residents also heard bullets being fired in Monsal Avenue, Park Village, on the same day while shots were in Showell Road, Low Hill.