BREAKING: Shotgun gunman and machete thug on run after car chase in Birmingham


Outrageous: A car appears to have smashed into someone’s garden (Pic: Birmingham Live)

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.

SHOCKING: A police tent was erected at the scene after the incident (Pic: Birmingham Live)

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.

TARGETED ATTACK: The violence flared at around 7.30pm on Friday night, (Pic: Birmingham Live)

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.

VIOLENCE: Silver Birch Close in Saltley was sealed off after shots were fired when a blue BMW c (Pic: Birmingham live)

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