“Most wanted" man arrested over shooting outside school

A man wanted in connection with two street shootings, including one outside a Birmingham school, has been arrested during an early morning West Midlands Police raid.

Officers executed a warrant at a flat in Selwyn Road, Winson Green, just before 5.30am today (July 1) and detained a 40-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.

He was wanted over a shooting outside St Edmunds Primary School in Rosebury Street, Springhill, on 21 June where two shots were fired from a moving car at a cyclist.

One of bullets struck school railings and another hit a vehicle in the staff car-park but no-one was injured.

And the same man is wanted for questioning over a similar drive-by shooting two days earlier in Western Road, Winson Green, during which a 32-year-old man suffered a bullet wound to his thigh.

A vehicle parked near Selwyn Road has been seized by police for a forensic examination while searches are on-going at another address in Birmingham connected to the suspect.

West Midlands Police Detective Inspector Mo Yousaf, said: “These two incidents were shocking; two firearms discharges in broad daylight in public that could easily have had fatal consequences.

“This individual was identified as a suspect and as such was among the most wanted men in the West Midlands. This is a significant arrest.”

Detectives are still searching for the cyclist who is believed to have been the intended target of the Rosebury Street shooting. He ran into the school for cover but left shortly after before police arrived at the scene.

Anyone with information about either incident is urged to call West Midlands Police Force CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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