Appeal for witnesses after gun shots fired outside school

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after gun shots were fired outside a school in Birmingham.

An investigation has been launched after two shots are believed to have been fired from a white car at a pedal cyclist near St Edmunds Primary School, Rosebury Street, Springhill, at around 2.40pm yesterday (Wednesday 21 June).

The man on the bike went into the school for safety and appeared unhurt but left before officers arrived.

Detectives are keen to establish more details about the white car from which the shots were fired and are also asking for the cyclist to come forward.

They are also keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who may hold vital information.

Detective Inspector Richard Marsh, from Force CID, said: “We believe there were a number of people outside the school yesterday afternoon and I would urge them to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“We are still trying to identify the vehicle and the public could have crucial information to assist our enquiries.

“We appreciate this will have caused some shock in the community but we believe this was a targeted incident unconnected to the school.

“We are still trying the establish the full circumstances behind what happened and we need the victim to come forward; along with the help of witnesses in the area at the time.”

No-one has been injured at the school although a car, belonging to a staff member, was damaged.

The school was temporarily locked in the immediate aftermath of the incident to maintain the safety of everyone.

Anyone with information can call Force CID on 101; quoting crime reference number 20BW/130603J/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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