1. ITV Report

Teenager arrested after shots fired

A teenager has been arrested after gunshots were fired in Birmingham last night.

There were reports of gunshots at Broadway Plaza Credit: ITV News Central

Police were called after members of the public in Ladywood reported a group of youths on Broadway Plaza near Five Ways roundabout, and hearing shots fired just before midnight.

A 17-year-old was arrested after a short chase on foot with police, after he was seen to discard something under a car as her tried to get away. Officers found a loaded handgun.

The teenager is being questioned in custody, on suspicion of possession with intent to endanger life.

No-one has been injured and we do not believe that the shots were targeted at anyone, however it is alarming that a firearm is being used by teenagers.

I would urge anyone with information about firearms to contact us. These are deadly weapons and the consequence of even carrying a firearm is a lengthy jail sentence.

– Detective Inspector Jackie Nicholson, West Midlands Police