Update 22/8/15 3 men arrested have been bailed pending further investigation. Please call with any info – Police 101, Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
West Midlands Police have confirmed that 3 men have been arrested after a teenager was shot in Rubery yesterday afternoon (17th August).
Police were called by staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham when a 17 year old was carried into to the accident and emergency department by four friends.
The teen had suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen and is in a critical condition this morning after undergoing emergency surgery.
A flat in Dowry House, Cock Hill, Rubery – believed to be the scene of the shooting – remains sealed off today.
Two 19-year-olds from Rednal and Frankley were arrested in Redditch and a 33-year-old was arrested in Rubery. All were detained yesterday on suspicion of attempted murder and continue to be held this morning.
Detective Chief Inspector Sean Russell, from West Midlands Police, is leading the investigation. He said: “The investigation is still in its early stages but so far three men have been arrested and a car and suspected drugs have also been seized.
“We have spoken to local people, identified CCTV which may have captured the shooting on camera and forensic scene investigators have been working hard in their search for clues.”
Longbridge councillor Ian Cruise said: “I’m shocked and disturbed by the shooting at Dowry House. This is despite the best efforts of Residents, Police, Councillors, Council Officers and our third sector partners to build community cohesion, cut crime & improve the life chances of people living on Cock Hill.
“I have asked Council officers to review security and the door entry system at all of the tower blocks on the Cock Hill estate. I would urge anyone with information that will bring the criminals responsible to justice to contact the Police. I sincerely hope the victim of this terrible crime makes a full recovery and my thoughts are with the victim and their family at this time”.
Anyone with information which may aid Det Chief Insp Russell’s investigation should call him on 101. Details can also be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.