Wolverhampton shooting: Young woman injured in second city gun attack this week

A woman is in hospital after being injured in the second shooting in Wolverhampton in six days.

The scene in Hughes Avenue
The scene in Hughes Avenue

The woman, believed to be in her late teens, was shot in Hughes Avenue, Bradmore.

It is the third time a gun has been fired on the region's streets this week after shots were fired in Wolverhampton on Monday and in Bearwood on Wednesday.

Residents in Hughes Avenue said that they heard a gunshot some time between 4pm and 5pm on Saturday.

The Midlands Air Ambulance landed nearby at Bantock Park and left at 5.45pm, while Hughes Avenue was sealed off by police.

WATCH: Police at the scene

Residents were warned to stay inside and some nearby neighbours were evacuated.

One man, who lives on the street and did not wish to be named, said: "We heard the gunshot and then came outside and there were police everywhere.

"The ambulance came and the road was blocked off.

"Some of the people who live nearby in the cordon have been evacuated, and we have been told to lock our doors and stay inside."

Police remained at the scene into the evening, with specialist search and forensic teams examining the nearby area.

The Midlands Air Ambulance landed in Bantock Park
Police at the scene in Hughes Avenue

Nobody has been arrested.

On Monday, armed police raided a house in Colerne Street, Ettingshall, after shots were fired in nearby Hall Park Street.

Then on Wednesday two men were taken to hospital after a shooting in Poplar Road, Bearwood. A spokesman for West Midlands Police: “We’re investigating after a woman was found with gunshot injuries in Hughes Avenue, Wolverhampton, just before 4.15pm today.

"The woman, believed to be in her late teens, has been taken to hospital with chest injuries.

“Officers are currently on the scene as we seek to establish the circumstances. Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat, or by calling 101, and quoting log 2814 of 3 April.”

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