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19-year-old man shot in the back in Birmingham

A 19-year-old man is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after being shot in Birmingham.

The victim was shot in the back by somebody wearing a motorcycle helmet in Bullock Street in Nechells on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers are treating the incident as attempted murder.

It's thought the attacker got a lift from a moped rider and was driven away from the scene.

At this stage, we believe it was a targeted attack.

There were a lot of people in the area at the time and we urgently need to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or the moped or scooter that was used by the gunman to get away from the scene.

– Detective Inspector Richard Marsh, West Midlands Police

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