Wolverhampton shooting: Teens held after 16-year-old shot in head | UK News
Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 16-year-old was shot in the head near a supermarket in Wolverhampton.
Officers were called to Graiseley Street in the Pennfields area of the city just before 8pm on Monday night, West Midlands Police said.
They found a youth with a gunshot wound to the head near a Sainsbury’s supermarket, who was taken to hospital and remains in a serious condition.
Two boys aged 15 and 17 have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder while a 20-year-old man has been detained on suspicion of assault.
All three remain in police custody while the investigation continues.
Inspector Ade George, of West Midlands Police CID, said: “I am appealing directly to anyone who was in the area and saw what happened to contact us if they have not already done so.
“No matter how insignificant you feel the information may be, it could really help with our investigation as we continue to follow forensic and CCTV inquiries.”
Police set up a large cordon around the streets near where the boy was found, some of which were still in place on Tuesday morning, the Express and Star reported.
Patrol cars were seen lined up on roads and blocking off entrances to Graiseley Street.
Tim Brannon told the paper that shots rang out and armed police descended on the street.
He later spotted officers move to streets nearby as a major investigation got under way, calling the scene “dramatic”.
“Most witnesses say they heard shots. Not sure if from police or attackers,” he said.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed a teenager who was shot in Wolverhampton on Monday evening was treated by ambulance staff and a doctor.
“West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Graiseley Street in the Pennfields area at 7.49pm to reports of an assault,” it said.
“An ambulance was on scene within five minutes and was backed up by two paramedic officers and the MERIT Trauma Doctor and Critical Care paramedic.
“The teenager was treated at the scene before being taken on blue lights to hospital; the doctor travelled with the crew.”