Three in custody after firearms discharge in Birmingham city centre

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Three in custody after firearms discharge in Birmingham city centre

UPDATED:13TH JUNE 2020

We were called shortly before 11.30pm last night (12 June) to reports of a firearms discharge on Hurst Street, Birmingham.

The shot was fired from a VW Polo, which later fled the scene, and the incident was captured on CCTV. Officers immediately flooded the area to progress an investigation.

Enquiries show that the shot was a blank round, fired down an empty street. No one was injured and no buildings have been damaged.

The passengers, who were inside the vehicle at the time, were spotted entering a nearby apartment complex where an 18-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were subsequently arrested by police on suspicion of firearms offences.

The VW Polo later returned to Hurst Street, and was stopped by firearms officers. The 18-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

The car was seized along with a blank firing handgun, ammunition and casings from the scene, which was cordoned off while forensic investigators carried out an examination.

A number of witnesses have been spoken to and the three people arrested remain in police custody where they will be questioned in due course.

Anyone with information about what happened should contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk 8am – midnight or call 101 anytime.

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