WATCH: Police appeal to find man who fired handgun at party

By David Banner | Crime | Published:

This mobile phone video captures a man 'showing off' by firing a handgun at a party.

Mobile phone footage shows the reveller with the gun

It was discovered on a phone seized from Yusupha Sarr who hours later fired a sawn-off shotgun in a Smethwick street at a rival gang member.

Sarr was today detained for 15 years for possessing a banned firearm with intent to endanger life while associate Christ Lidiu - caught on CCTV dumping a bag of shotgun cartridges - was jailed for three years for perverting the course of justice.

WATCH footage issued as police bid to trace gunman

Footage shows gun being fired at party in Birmingham

West Midlands Police today released the footage in a bid to trace an unidentified reveller shown at the party in Birmingham.

Both men - who appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court for sentencing having admitted the offences - are linked to a Birmingham street gang known as ‘23 Drillas’.

Detective Constable Nick Taylor from West Midlands Police Force CID, said: “Both Sarr and Lidiu are young men, still in their teens, but are now paying a heavy price for getting drawn into gangs. They can expect to spend much of their lives locked away from society unless they change their ways.

“Sarr showed a blatant disregard for the law in discharging an illegal firearm in a residential street. We don’t believe anyone was injured - but clearly this kind of reckless behavior can have catastrophic consequences and innocent members of the public could have been hurt.


“While analysing Sarr’s mobile phone we came across a short video clip of a man firing a handgun… we believe the individual was showing off rather than firing at anyone. It’s suspected the clip was filmed at a property in Birmingham on the evening before Sarr was arrested.

“Enquires are ongoing to trace the man involved and I would urge anyone who believes they recognize him - or has any information about the video or the location it was filmed - to get in touch with us.

“The information can be passed to us in confidence - we don’t need to know the names of anyone providing information - we just want to get what appears to be a dangerous individual off the streets."

Anyone with information is urged to call the Birmingham Gangs and Organised Crime Unit at West Midlands Police on the 101 number - or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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