A gunman shot near an Asda supermarket in Birmingham, sparking a police investigation.

The Coventry Road, where the supermarket is located, was crowded with shoppers when the shooting happened. It was around 6pm on Saturday, January 20.

The shooting in Small Heath and South Yardley drew a large police presence.

A man in his 30s was shot in the shoulder and leg and taken to hospital. His injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

Police officers will increase patrols around the area to reassure locals, as thousands of people are drawn to the Asda superstore.

One resident commented “no-one is safe these days”. Shoppers coming out of Asda could see blue lights flashing on the other side of the car park, where police closed off a section of the road.

A black car was seen with a bullet hole in the passenger side window.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “We are investigating after shots were fired at a car in Birmingham yesterday.

“We were called to Coventry Road, South Yardley, shortly after 6pm after a man in his 30s was shot in the shoulder and leg while sitting in a car.

“His injuries are not considered life threatening or changing and officers are carrying out further enquiries at this time. We will be carrying out increased patrols in the area.”

Anyone who saw anything connected to the shooting is urged to contact police via the West Midlands Police Live Chat on its website or call 101 quoting log 3304 of 20 January


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