West Mercia Police have renewed their appeal for information on a shooting last week, in which a man was shot in the foot while in his own living room in Hollywood.

Detectives have also revealed that the man was holding his 6 day old baby when the incident took place, stressing the importance of finding those responsible.

The man in his 40s was shot through the window while cradling the baby girl at home in Lee Road, Hollywood, at about 10.45pm on Thursday evening, 14th November.

He was treated for a bullet wound to his foot at an undisclosed hospital and has since been released.

A 19-year-old man arrested in connection with the shooting has been released without charge. A burnt out black Vauxhall Astra, believed to be linked, was found at just after 11pm in Shirley.

Detective Chief Inspector Jon Marsden of West Mercia Police said: “The victim was on a sofa holding his very young baby when two shots were fired through the window, one hitting him in the foot.

“We do not know if the offender was aware of the baby but we hope that by revealing these details, anyone who may have been reluctant to come forward with information will realise the clear potential for a tragedy and understand that it is imperative we find whoever was responsible.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the Lee Road area, as well as anyone who was in the Peterbrook Road area of Shirley, where a black Vauxhall Astra, believed to be linked to the shooting, was found burned out at about 11.15pm.”

DCI Marsden added: “Shootings are very rare in North Worcestershire, and we have a dedicated team of officers who are working extremely hard on this case.

“We would like to reiterate that we believe it was a targeted attack on a specific address and not a random incident but nevertheless we understand it has been alarming for the local community and high visibility patrols are being carried out in the area as a reassurance measure.

“Anyone with information about the incident is asked to ring Redditch CID on the non-emergency number 0300 333 3000 quoting incident 689-s-141113. However if people do not want to speak to the police directly, they can ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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