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Evidence shows shotgun fired on Halesowen street

By Jamie Brassington | Halesowen | Crime | Published:

Police are appealing for information after shots were fired in a residential Black Country street.

An aerial view showing Thatchers Barn Drive off Long Lane in Halesowen. Photo: Google

West Midlands Police have now confirmed they believe two shots were fired from a shotgun in Thatchers Barn Drive, Halesowen, where residents reported hearing two loud bangs in the early hours of Monday.

Officers sealed off the cul-de-sac off Long Lane after the bangs were reported at around 3.10am.

No-one was injured in the incident but police have since found evidence of a shotgun being fired and also believe a car left the area soon afterwards.

The incident was the second Black Country shooting in less than 12 hours after a man was seriously injured by a shotgun in a barber shop in Walsall.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "We're appealing for information after gunshots were fired in a Halesowen street.

"Officers responded to reports of two loud bangs in Thatchers Barn Drive around 3.10am on Monday.

"Although no-one was injured and no property was damaged a search has recovered evidence of a shotgun being fired.

"Enquires have established a car was heard leaving the area soon after in the direction of Long Lane.

"Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime quoting 20DY/119061R/19.

"Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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