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Boy, 13, is fighting for life after being shot in the back in Birmingham

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Boy, 13, is fighting for life after being shot in the back as he walked down street in Birmingham

  • The teenager, 13, was shot in the back last night and is now in a critical condition 
  • The boy’s injuries after the shooting have been described as being life-changing
  • Police officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward with information 










A 13-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being shot in the back as he walked down the street in Birmingham. 

The child, aged just 13, was discovered with a gunshot wound in Birmingham, West Midlands, last night. 

He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition with his injuries described as being life-changing. 

Emergency crews – including armed police officers – raced to the scene shortly after 7pm last night after the boy was found slumped in the underpass.

West Midlands Police hold a scene around Hockley Circus underneath a flyover in the Hockley area of Birmingham after a boy, believed to be 13-years-old was shot

West Midlands Police hold a scene around Hockley Circus underneath a flyover in the Hockley area of Birmingham after a boy, believed to be 13-years-old was shot

The child, aged just 13, was discovered with a gunshot wound in Birmingham, West Midlands, last night

The child, aged just 13, was discovered with a gunshot wound in Birmingham, West Midlands, last night

Hockley Circus is one of the city’s main arterial roads joining the city and the M5 motorway.

It will remain closed this morning as forensics teams comb for clues.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: ‘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 dash-cams to check their footage as this may help us identify the people responsible.

‘Also if you witnessed anything, please contact us as this information could provide integral to our investigation.’

Witness Imran Hameed was driving under the flyover when he came across the police scene.

He said: ‘There was about eight or nine regular police cars and undercover cars.

‘The officers were dotted around.

Emergency crews - including armed police officers - raced to the scene shortly after 7pm last night after the boy was found slumped in the underpass

Emergency crews – including armed police officers – raced to the scene shortly after 7pm last night after the boy was found slumped in the underpass

Hockley Circus is one of the city's main arterial roads joining the city and the M5 motorway. It will remain closed this morning as forensics teams comb for clues

Hockley Circus is one of the city’s main arterial roads joining the city and the M5 motorway. It will remain closed this morning as forensics teams comb for clues

‘There was one by the underpass which was taped off. There was another officer by the other entrance to the underpass opposite.

‘There was no ambulance.’

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: ‘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.’

Contact police with information on 101, quoting log number 3589 of 18/11, or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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