Walsall barber shop shooting – local teen charged with attempted murder

Detectives investigating a shooting at a Walsall barbers shop have charged a teenager with attempted murder.

Uzair Shahid, from Lichfield Road, Walsall, was remanded into custody by magistrates in Walsall.

The 19-year-old was arrested after a man suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach in Wolverhampton Road, Birchills, on 19 May. The 23-year-old victim was treated for serious but not life threatening injuries.

Detective Inspector Chris Fox, from force CID, said:

“This is a significant step forward in our investigation but we still need to hear from anyone who may have information which can assist our enquiries.”

Shahid is due to appear before Wolverhampton Crown Court on 25 July.

A 17-year-old was previously arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and bailed.

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