Boy, 13, fighting for life after being shot in back while walking down street
The boy has not yet been named
A 13-year-old boy is fighting for his life against "serious injuries" after being shot in the back while walking down the street.
The teenager was walking down the street in Hockley Circus, Birmingham, just after 19:00 on November 18 when he was shot in the back.
Police responded to reports of a gunshot alongside two paramedics and a doctor from the Medical Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT).
"On arrival we discovered one patient, a teenage male, who was treated for serious injuries before being taken to hospital for further treatment," the police statement reads.
It is understood that the boy has suffered life-changing injuries.
"We are urgently appealing to anyone in the area with any information.
"This is a busy area with lots of motorists, so we're asking anyone with dashcams to check their footage as this may help us identify the people responsible.
We are appealing after a teenager was shot in Hockley Circus, Birmingham, shortly before 7pm last night (18 Nov).
Hockley Circus will remain closed for most of the morning as we conduct forensic enquiries. Thank you for your patience.
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— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) November 19, 2021
"Also if you witnessed anything, please contact us as this information could provide integral to our investigation."
West Midlands Ambulance Service has also released the following statement:
"We were called to reports of a gunshot incident near to Hockley Circus in Birmingham at 7.16pm last night.
"One ambulance, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor attended the scene.
"On arrival we discovered one patient, a teenage male, who was treated for serious injuries before being taken to hospital for further treatment."
You can contact the police via their live chat service on their website or by calling 101. They ask that witnesses quote log number 3589 of 18/11. Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously via 0800 555 111.
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