Man in critical condition after gunman 'forced his way' into Birmingham home and fired

West Midlands Police is appealing for information after a man was shot at a house in Birmingham last night .

The scene in Birmingham. Pic: SnapperSK
The scene in Birmingham. Pic: SnapperSK

It is believed the gunman forced his way into the property on Downsfield Road in Sheldon before firing at the victim, aged 28, at around 10.30pm.

The scene in Birmingham. Pic: SnapperSK

The gunman then fled the scene.

The scene in Birmingham. Pic: SnapperSK

The victim was taken to hospital, where his condition was today described as critical but stable.

The scene in Birmingham. Pic: SnapperSK

The investigation is at an early stage, but detectives have recovered CCTV from the area and are following up a number of lines of enquiry.

The scene in Birmingham. Pic: SnapperSK

Extra patrols are being carried out in the area today to reassure residents.

The scene in Birmingham. Pic: SnapperSK

Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch with police through the live chat service at www.west-midlands.police.uk, or via 101.

The scene in Birmingham. Pic: SnapperSK

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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