A gunman opened fire in a residential area where children were playing in a second night of bloodshed on the streets of Birmingham.
In the latest attack, a man also suffered machete wounds, a scene which West Midlands Police described as a “truly outrageous” outbreak of targeted gang violence.
Friday night’s episode in Saltley began with a car chase in Washwood Heath Road involving a VW Golf and a blue BMW and ended when the BMW crashed into a wall by Silver Birch Close at around 6.40pm and the two occupants were attacked with a shotgun and a machete. Neither suffered life-threatening injuries.
It came a day after James Teer, 20, was fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting just yards from his home in nearby Erdington.
West Midlands Police said the two attacks were not thought to be linked.
The incident comes just a day after a twenty-year-old was gunned down in Erdington, also in Birmingham, just before 7.30pm on Thursday, police said.
Officers are hunting the ‘occupants of a dark-coloured vehicle’ and have been scouring CCTV in a bid to trace the gunmen.
Mr Teer’s family are being supported by specialist officers following the 22nd murder probe in Birmingham this year.
The attackers fled in a Volkswagen Golf.
Two men, both aged 23, were taken to hospital. One suffered cuts to his legs and was still being treated. The other escaped with a minor graze from a shotgun pellet. He was discharged from hospital but arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.
The violence flared at around 7.30pm on Friday night, August 9.
Officers and police vans can be seen manning the scene in dramatic images as an investigation was launched.
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