Armed police swoop cul-de-sac arresting seven after ‘gunshots fired’
Armed police descended on a residential cul-de-sac in Birmingham on Saturday to reports of a shooting taking place. Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, according to West Midlands Police, after the incident. The scene was taped off for hours while forensics dusted the scene.
As reported by BirminghamLive, several vehicles were also seized as part of the probe. In a statement, released in the early hours of Sunday morning, West Midlands Police confirmed that seven males have been arrested and remain in custody.
It read: “We’re investigating after shots were fired in Hockley Close, Birmingham, shortly before 4pm yesterday afternoon (29 April).
“Fast-track CCTV enquires were conducted and, with the assistance of the police helicopter, we have arrested seven males on suspicion of attempted murder.
“They remain in custody and will be questioned in due course as we piece together the circumstances of the incident. Several vehicles have also been seized and will undergo forensic examination.
“We understand that this will have been alarming for local residents and we want to reassure them that we believe this was a targeted attack and we have swiftly made arrests.
“There will be an increased police presence over the Bank Holiday weekend and would ask anyone with concerns to speak to us.”
Anyone with information or footage of the incident is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 3009 of 29/4. Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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