A TEENAGER is in a critical condition in hospital after a shooting in Rubery.
The incident is believed to have happened in Dowry House, Rubery Lane South, about 5pm yesterday afternoon (Monday).
Officers from West Midlands Police were alerted by staff at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital who had attended to a man with a gunshot wound.
Four friends had carried him into the hospital.
Inquiries led officers to Dowry House where forensic investigators scoured the scene. The flat remained sealed off this morning.
As part of the investigation two 19-year-olds – one from Rednal and one from Frankley – were arrested in Redditch and a 33-year-old was arrested on Rubery Lane South. All were detained yesterday on suspicion of attempted murder and were still being held this morning.
Det Ch Insp Sean Russell, from West Midlands Police, who is leading the investigation, said: “The investigation is still in its early stages but so far three men have been arrested and a car and suspected drugs have also been seized.
“We have spoken to local people, identified CCTV which may have captured the shooting on camera and forensic scene investigators have been working hard in their search for clues.”
The 17-year-old victim is in a critical condition in hospital as he recovers from major surgery on his wounds.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call Det Chief Insp Russell on 101.
Details can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.