Arrest made after man seriously injured in shotgun attack at Walsall barbers

By Liam Keen | Walsall | Crime | Published:

A teenager has been arrested after a man was shot in the stomach in a Walsall barber shop.

The barbers shop was cordoned off after the shooting yesterday

Officers arrested a 19-year-old man this morning on suspicion of attempted murder after the shotgun attack yesterday.

A 23-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound after the shooting at Katz Kutz barbers on Wolverhampton Road in Birchills at around 5pm.

Police say he remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Interactive map of the scene:

Police are keen to speak to any witnesses who may have dash cam footage at the scene, and may have seen a black BMW X1.

A BMW was later found burnt out and officers believe it may have been used as a getaway car.

Police closed off a section of the road outside Katz Kutz Barbers in the aftermath


Detective Inspector Chris Fox, from force CID, said: "A man has been left seriously injured and we are working round the clock to establish the reasons behind this shooting.

"This arrest is a significant development but we still need to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time, and not already spoken to officers, to come forward."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via live chat at between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime quoting crime reference 20WS/118797F/19.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.

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