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 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
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