A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot in the face.

The shooting happened at a home in Balsall Heath area of Birmingham at about 9:30pm on Tuesday, West Midlands police have said.

Police and medics were called to the property in Edgbaston Road where they found the injured 21-year-old man in cardiac arrest, with life- threatening injuries.

The man was rushed to hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. He remains in a critical condition.

A police cordon is still in place at the scene and forensic examinations are continuing to try and piece together what exactly happened that night.

Detectives have spoken to witnesses and have been going around the neighborhood collecting CCTV evidence and speaking to residents.

A police spokesman said: “The investigation is at an early stage and officers are keeping an open mind regarding the circumstances and motive for the incident.”


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