A woman has been shot in the shoulder near the JLR factory in Solihull.
The incident happened at a house in Dovehouse Lane in Olton just before 9am today (Tuesday 18 December).
The victim was rushed to hospital in a serious condition.
No arrests have been made, but officers believe this is an isolated incident.
West Midlands Police said: "Our main priority is the safety and security of the public; specialist officers are in the area and local schools have been advised accordingly."
Residents near the scene are speaking of a huge police presence at the scene, with officers searching in bins.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "We were called by police at 8.50am.
"We sent two ambulances and a paramedic officer.
"One patient, a woman, was treated and conveyed to hospital."