Police have released CCTV footage in a bid for information after shots were fired in a 'targeted attack' at a car in Birmingham.

The footage shows a white VW Transporter crashing into a grey Citroen C3 at the junction of Balsall Heath Road just after 8pm on Tuesday (May 26).

Three men are seen fleeing from the Citroen after it hits a lamppost before being chased by a gunman, who fires shots at them.

The trio were spotted running in the direction of Edward Road.

A second man in the van is seen carrying a machete - he briefly chases a fourth man towards Balsall Heath Road.

The gunman and man with the machete, both return to the van, with false plates, before being driven away.

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It is believe no-one was injured as a result of the incident.

Detective want to speak to anyone involved to ensure they are safe and to assist with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police via Live Chat on their website or calling 101.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote 20BE/121156G/20.

We have released CCTV as we are urgently appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or saw anything suspicious around the time to come forward.

West Midlands Police, Detective Inspector Richard Marsh: