Investigation launched after two reported BB gun incidents in Shirley - The Solihull Observer

Investigation launched after two reported BB gun incidents in Shirley

Solihull Editorial 24th Apr, 2024   0

A POLICE investigation has been launched following reports that two people were hit with pellets that were fired from a BB gun in Shirley.

West Midlands Police say on Sunday (April 21) at around 4pm, a man was hit by a pellet from a BB gun on Haslucks Green Road.

And on Monday at around 8pm on Green Lane, a second incident was reported.

In both incidents a BB gun was believed to have been discharged from a vehicle.

Sergeant Adrian Mills, from the Shirley Neighbourhood Team, said: “Whilst it is not illegal to own a BB gun, firing one at a person as well as carrying one in public to cause alarm and distress, is.

“CCTV enquiries are underway and we have spoken to a number of witnesses. We have stepped up both plain clothed and uniformed patrols in and around the area to offer reassurance to the local community.

“If you have any information about these incidents, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact police via Live Chat on the force’s website or by calling 101 quoting log 4794 of April 22.


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