Reassurance patrols continue in Wolverhampton following shooting

Police in Wolverhampton continue reassurance patrols following a shooting in the city yesterday afternoon (19 April).

Officers received reports that shots were fired at a house in Wolverhampton, injuring a six-year-old boy, just before 4pm.

A 17-year-old and a 24-year-old were arrested on suspicion of wounding. They remain in police custody.

It’s understood a group of men fired shots at a house in Ashbourne Road in the Eastfield area of the city. A six-year-old boy sustained injuries to his back and hand which fortunately aren’t life-threatening.

The boy remains in hospital and his condition is described as stable.

Superintendent Tom Chisholm, from Wolverhampton police, said:

“I understand the concerns of the community and I’d like to reassure you that we’re doing all we can to establish what happened yesterday and find those responsible.

“Incidents like this are shocking and will not be tolerated in our city. We have extra officers in the area as we’ve increased patrols to support and reassure the community during this concerning time.

“Detectives are working tirelessly to try and understand the motive, which remains unclear at present.

“We’re determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice.

“If anyone was in the area at the time and saw what happened or anyone knows who is responsible, I would urge them to get in touch. This can be done in confidence.”

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