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[31 MAY 01] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Daylight Shooting In Radford Street

A 27 year old Birmingham man is recovering in hospital after being shot in the leg in a Coventry street yesterday afternoon.

The incident occurred in St Nicholas Street, Radford at about 3.20pm yesterday afternoon.

The victim is believed to have been a passenger in a brown old style Rover car.

As he was getting out of the vehicle, it is believed he was shot by someone who was also in the car. The weapon was believed to be a pistol type of firearm. The car then drove off.

The victim's condition was today described as serious but stable with non-life threatening injuries. He has not been well enough to give police full details of his attacker.

DI Debbie Harrod at Little Park Street said today:

"We are not clear on the motive for this attack at this stage but our enquiries are continuing.

"We are appealing for any witnesses, especially anyone who saw the brown Rover car in the area or anyone who heard a firearm being discharged.

"We would also like to speak to anyone who was waiting at a bus stop outside the Merrick Lodge Hotel around 3pm yesterday, even if they did not see anything suspicious.

"The location is a very busy road and bus route and anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact us in confidence on 024 7653 9010."

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 31 May 01
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