A section of Lockwood Road, Northfield remained closed this morning after an 18 year old man sustained a facial injury during a disorder last night. Police have offered reassurance to local residents.
Police were called to reports of disorder just before 1.30am this morning (April 25th). A window was smashed and there were reports of shots being fired.
An hour later, an 18-year-old man arrived at hospital with an injury to his face and is currently in a stable condition.
Lockwood Road remains closed on both sides of the bypass (Sir Herbert Austin Way) while police investigate the incident.
Chief Superintendent Chris Todd, from Birmingham Police, reassured residents saying: “We understand that this is a concerning incident for local people in the area and we have detectives working around the clock to find out what happened and locate those involved.
“At this stage this appears to have been a targeted attack and I want to reassure the community that there is no immediate risk to members of the public.
“Clearly this kind of behaviour is completely unacceptable and we are committed keeping Northfield safe for those who live, work and visit there.
“A section of Lockwood Road will be sealed off today while a thorough search of the area takes place – officers will also be reviewing CCTV footage and speaking to local people who may have witnessed what happened.
“Our local neighbourhood officers will also be patrolling throughout today, I would ask anyone with any concerns to stop and talk to them or contact them by calling 101.”
Anyone with information about what happened, or anyone who witnessed the disorder, should contact DS Adam Hicklin from Force CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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