Man being treated for stomach wound following shooting incident in Walsall Wood

Yesterday evening, Sunday 10th February 2019 there was a shooting incident on the car park of Better Gym, Walsall Wood, following which a man is currently in hospital being treated for a stomach wound.

This kind of incident is very unusual in Walsall Wood. Imagery from Apple Maps.

I would ask that anyone with information – no matter how small or insignificant it may seem – to come forward and talk to police or Crimestoppers. This kind of crime is incredibly rare in our area and I feel sure there are people around Walsall Wood who will have witnessed this awful event.

West Midlands Police said:

Police were alerted by ambulance colleagues at 8.50pm yesterday (10 Feb) to a patient they were treating for a gunshot wound to his stomach.
The shooting happened in a gym car-park on Walsall Wood Road, Walsall, at around 8pm before the victim, a man in his 40s, made his way to an address in Aldridge where paramedics were called.

He’s in hospital with serious injuries consistent with a firearm discharge.
The offender is believed to have made off in a car being driven by another man. The motive is not clear at this stage and enquiries are on-going to identify and arrest the offenders.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information that could help enquiries, is asked to call West Midlands Police immediately on 101 or Live Chat at WMP Online between 8am and midnight quoting log number 2352 from 10 Feb. Alternatively, people can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

You can contact West Midlands police directly by calling 101, or talk to them on live chat here. Crimestoppers UK can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote log number 2352 from 10th February 2019. 

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