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Two injured in drive-by shooting in Birmingham

By Jordan Reynolds | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

Two men were injured in a drive-by shooting in Birmingham.

Police on Nechells Park Road after the shooting. Photo: SnapperSK

The men, aged 24 and 28, were shot in the back and arm in Nechells Park Road, Nechells, just before 1.15am.

Police only became aware of the incident when the injured men took themselves to hospital for treatment.

Police on Nechells Park Road after the shooting. Photo: SnapperSK
What appeared to be a spent shotgun cartridge at the scene. Photo: SnapperSK

Two shotgun cartridges were examined by police officers at the scene before being covered to protect the evidence.

Nobody has been arrested.

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: "We’re investigating a double shooting on Nechells Park Road, Birmingham just before 1.15am this morning where two men sustained minor injuries.

What appeared to be a spent shotgun cartridge at the scene. Photo: SnapperSK

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Police on Nechells Park Road after the shooting. Photo: SnapperSK

"We were alerted after a 24-year-old man and a 28-year-old self-presented at hospital with gunshot injuries to their arm and back. Fortunately, their injuries are not serious.

"It is believed a firearm was discharged from a car near to Nechells Park Road Post Office at around 1.12am.

"Enquiries continue and anyone with information is urged to contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk 8am - midnight or call 101 anytime. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log number 182 of 11 August."

Police on Nechells Park Road after the shooting. Photo: SnapperSK
Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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