A 21-year-old man is in hospital after a shooting in Birmingham.

The incident happened on Belchers Lane at the junction with Cotterills Lane in the Alum Rock area just before 11pm last night (Wednesday 15 May).

The man was left with two gunshot wounds and taken to hospital with injuries to his back and arm that are not believed to be life threatening or life changing.

Alum Rock Road and Cotterills Lane have been closed in both directions. Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

We are in the early stages of this investigation and asking anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch with us. We are keen to speak to anyone who has any information that could assist us in understanding the circumstances around this shooting.”

Inspector Jon Kiteley from force CID