Police hunt gunman after man blasted with shotgun on busy Walsall road

A busy road in Walsall was closed off after shots were fired.

The shooting happened on Wednesbury Road near the junction with Old Pleck Road
The shooting happened on Wednesbury Road near the junction with Old Pleck Road

The area around Wednesbury Road, near the Brown Lion junction was closed off after the shooting at around 3pm on Thursday.

A shooter fired two shots at another man from a grey Volkswagen Tiguan, hitting the 32-year-old but not leaving him seriously injured, before fleeing.

The road remained closed for several hours at the Old Pleck Road junction with traffic being diverted.

West Midlands Police said it has launched an investigation into the shooting and is asking for help with identifying the shooter.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We're investigating after a shotgun was fired on Wednesbury Road, Walsall, around 3pm.

"It is understood a man who had been in a grey Volkswagen Tiguan fired two shots before leaving the scene.

"A man aged 32 was hit, but thankfully was not seriously hurt.

"Our enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should get in touch via Live Chat or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

"Please quote log number 2522 of January 20."

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