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£10,000 reward for information over Wolverhampton shooting

By Jamie Brassington | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A £10,000 reward has been offered to catch a gunman who shot a 16-year-old boy in the head in Wolverhampton.

Graiseley Street was cordoned off in the aftermath of the shooting

The boy remains in a serious condition in hospital following the attack on Graiseley Street in Pennfields on May 6.

Three people were arrested in the aftermath of the incident but soon released and Crimestoppers has now offered a reward of up to £10,000 for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Footage shows aftermath of incident:

Teenage boy shot in the head in Wolverhampton street

A number of witnesses reported a large group of people in the street and a number of shots being heard before the boy was found with a gunshot wound to the head shortly before 8pm.

Gary Murray, regional manager for Crimestoppers, said : "This is a shocking incident that will affect this young person for many years to come and has unsettled the local community.

“If you know something about this shooting and want to do the right thing but feel unable to speak directly to police, please remember that Crimestoppers charity can help. Your information could keep someone safe from future harm."

Interactive map of the scene:

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The area around Graiseley Street, next to Sainsbury's St Marks Superstore, was cordoned off in the aftermath of the incident as police launched a major investigation.

Bystander Tim Brannon described the drama after shots rang out and armed police descended on the street.

He said: "I observed armed police and helicopter descend on Bingley Street off Owen Road after the incident. At least three armed response Audi Estates."

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A police tent at the scene of the shooting. Photo: @snapperSK

A woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "I saw about 25 people run across the road and I heard arguments. There was screaming and shouting at one another.

"I heard the arguments and then I heard two shots – bang, bang – and I had not got a clue what was going on and there was a lot of people arguing.

"It was violent and quite shocking. It was horrible – it was so distressing."

The scene on Graiseley Street after the teenager was seriously injured in the shooting. Picture: Tim Thursfield

Two boys, aged 15 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault but all three were released on bail.

Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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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