3 shot attending wake in Handsworth drive by shooting

Police have reported a triple shooting occurred in Handsworth last night while people were attending a wake, police are using Section 60 Powers in parts of Birmingham this evening.

These powers will be used in Handsworth Wood, Perry Barr, Lozells, Handsworth, Winson Green, Nechells, Aston, Winson Green and parts of the Jewellery Quarter.

The order, which started at 4pm today, gives us the power to stop and search people we suspect may be involved in violence involving weapons, without the need to have reasonable grounds.

Police can also disperse anyone from the area we believe may cause harm or distress to others.

Extra officers out on patrol as we work hard to prevent any further harm and using these powers helps our officers do that.

Investigations are continuing today after three men were injured when shots were fired during a large gathering in Hamstead Road, Birmingham, just after 6pm last night (Friday).


A 19-year-old man was treated by paramedics for a gunshot wound to his leg before being taken to hospital.

Two further men, both also aged 19, later attended hospital separately with gunshot injuries. One with an injury to his foot and the second with an injury to his chest.

Two men remain in hospital a stable condition today while the third, with the injury to his foot, has been discharged.

An 18-year-old man arrested nearby last night on suspicion of possessing a knife, remains in police custody.

A cordon is still in place at the scene today after we sealed off the area for a forensic search.

Investigators have been speaking with witnesses and are reviewing CCTV footage from the area as our part of our on-going enquiries.

Officers from our local teams are also carrying out extra patrols to support the community.


Det Inspector Matt Underwood, from Force CID, said: “We understand incidents of this nature are shocking and we are thoroughly investigating all lines of enquiry.

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