Witnesses are being sought after a teenager was shot in a Coventry street last night.

The 18-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his arm during the shooting in Pinley Fields, Stoke Aldermoor, on Wednesday night (September 2).

The victim was in the street with friends at around 10.30pm when he was shot.

He was taken to hospital but his injuries are not thought to be either life-threatening or life-changing.

The shooting saw a huge emergency services presence in Pinley Fields with ten police vehicles and several ambulances in attendance.

One resident told CoventryLive: “I’ve never seen so many police and ambulance in one place in all my life.”



Pinley Fields in Stoke Aldermoor. Image: Google
Pinley Fields in Stoke Aldermoor. Image: Google

Police are conducting house-to-house enquiries in the area, close to The Moorfield, following the shooting and have also stepped-up patrols in the area to reassure the local community.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “We are investigating after an 18-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his arm in Pinley Fields, Coventry at about 10.40pm yesterday (Wednesday September 2).

“Our enquiries are in the early stages but it is understood the man was standing outside in the street with friends when he was injured.

“He is currently being treated in hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

“House-to-house enquiries are being carried out as detectives work to establish exactly what happened.

“Officers are also carrying out patrols of the area to offer reassurance to residents.”

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 10.33pm last night to Pinley Fields, Coventry.

“An ambulance, two paramedic officers and the critical care car from the Air Ambulance Service attended.

“One man was given treatment on scene for an injury before being taken to hospital for further checks.”

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact West Midlands Police quoting crime number 20CV/210758Q/20, via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk, 8am to midnight.

Alternatively anyone with information can call  101 anytime or  Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.





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