– Force Incident Manager, Chief Inspector Neil Hobson
Officers gave the injured man emergency first aid before paramedics arrived to take over.
Armed officers are at the scene in number to provide public reassurance but, although we are clearly at the start of this investigation, early indications are that it was a targeted attack.
Three people have been arrested after a man was found shot in the chest in Birmingham.
Armed officers are at the scene on Babington Road, Handsworth, after a local PCSO reported hearing gun shots in the area this afternoon.
The man is in hospital where his condition is described as life threatening.
Police are looking for a man after a 71-year-old with cancer was attacked just after withdrawing money from a cash point at the West Bromwich bank on Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham.
She was punched in the back before her handbag was stolen. It contained a mobile phone, a bracelet and other personal items.
Police say they would like to hear from anyone who can name a man captured on CCTV. The crime happened at 15:00 on 19 July.
The offender is described by the victim as a short, thin, Asian man in his teens. He had short black hair and at the time of the attack he was wearing dark coloured trainers, dark jeans and a dirty looking t-shirt.
Campaigners in Birmingham are protesting against the proposed privatisation of the Royal Mail today.
An event is being held at Handsworth library at lunchtime in protest of the plans.
The Government says the nationalised postal service needs the 'commercial freedom' of the private sector to be able to 'thrive.'
The move to float the company on the stock market was unveiled by business secretary Vince Cable last month.
If it goes ahead the Government would keep a 49% share.
The Communication Worker's Union, who have organised today's demo in Handsworth, says Ministers are 'deluded' over the potential sale.
A woman has died following a car crash in Handsworth, Birmingham.
Three other people were injured in the collision which involved a car and a 4x4 vehicle.
The crash happened at around 3:50pm today at the junction of Newcombe Road and Sandwell Road.
A man is said to be in a critical condition in hospital after being involved in a collision in Handsworth, Birmingham.
The 33-year-old pedestrian was struck by a black Ford Focus at around 9:35pm last night on Hamstead Road at the junction with Church Hill Road.
– PC Craig Kirwan, West Midlands Police
"We know that there were a lot of people around at the time and not all of them have contacted police.
I need those who saw what happened to give me a call as soon as possible to ensure we fully understand the circumstances leading up to the collision."
A pedestrian has died after a car crash in Birmingham.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Trinity Road near its junction with Birchfield Road, Handsworth on Monday night.
Two rapid response vehicles and an ambulance crew were at the scene.
The collision, which left a toddler dead, took place in Rookery Road in Handsworth.
Police are appealing for information following a collision in Rookery Road in Handsworth this morning where a toddler died.
Officers were called by the ambulance service at around 10.15am to a report of a grey Vauxhall Astra in collision with a child.
A 3-year-old child was treated at the scene for serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he died. The child has not been formally identified and a post mortem examination is due to take place. The toddler"s next of kin have been informed.
Rookery Road remains closed while emergency services investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.The 26-year-old female driver of the Astra was voluntarily interviewed and will be spoken again to at a later date.
Emergency services are currently at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision. Initial indications are that a toddler has been struck by a car.
Police were alerted to the incident on Rookery Road at the junction of Mervyn Road in Handsworth at 10.15am today (Friday 3 May) following a call from the ambulance service.
Officers were immediately dispatched and the driver of a Vauxhall Astra which stopped at the scene is helping officers with their inquiries.
Specialist collision investigators are at the scene and Rookery Road remains closed while forensic examinations take place.