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Attempted murder arrests as armed police sent to Oldbury shooting

By Marion Brennan | Oldbury | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

Firearms officers descended on a Black Country neighbourhood after a shot was fired in the street.

Armed police were sent to the incident in Fisher Road

Four men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the gun was fired in Oldbury in broad daylight.

Police were called to Fisher Road on Friday to reports that a weapon, believed to have been a shotgun, had been fired.

They were alerted by a member of the public who reported a disorder in the street at around 3pm.

Paramedics treated a 19-year-old man for a minor leg injury.

Police say it is not clear how he came by the injury and inquiries are ongoing.

There have been no reports of any other injuries and police say it is not clear who the intended target was.

Three people were arrested at the scene, and a fourth was held nearby.

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They remained in police custody this afternoon, while officers have been carrying out enquiries in Fisher Road and Marshall Street.

The incident was the first of two shootings in the Black Country on Friday.

Later in the evening an eight-year-old and his stepdad were taken to hospital after a shotgun was fired outside a birthday party at Bilston Sports and Social Club. Both were expected to be discharged on Saturday.

  • Anyone with information is asked to contact officers via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, or to call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log 1546.
Marion Brennan

By Marion Brennan
@Marion_EStar

News and features reporter, specialising in human interest and local history stories.

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