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21-year-old man injured after being shot near a nursery in broad daylight

The man was shot on Barrett Street on Wednesday 18 September. Credit: BPM Media

A man has been shot next to a nursery in Smethwick in the West Midlands.

The 21-year-old, who has not been named, was shot on Barrett Street at around 4.45pm on Wednesday 18 September.

He was taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening following the incident.

The scene, near Fireflies Nursery, remains cordoned off.

The street was cordoned off by police after the incident. Credit: BPM Media

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said:

We've launched an investigation after a man aged 21 was shot in Smethwick this afternoon (18 September.)

Police were called by paramedics to Barrett Street just before 4.45pm.

The victim was found with injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening, and was taken to hospital."

– West Midlands Police spokesperson

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