Hollywood man holding baby injured in shooting

A man sitting on a sofa with a newborn baby has been injured by shots fired through a window, police have said.

The victim, who was hit in the foot, was cradling the six-day-old girl at a house on Lee Road in Hollywood, Worcestershire at about 22:45 GMT on Thursday when two shots were fired.

The man, in his 40s, was treated for the wound and has since been released from hospital.

A man arrested over the shooting has been released without charge.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said officers did not know if whoever fired the shots was aware of the baby.

Det Ch Insp Jon Marsden said there had been "clear potential for a tragedy" and that it was "imperative we find whoever was responsible".

He said he wanted to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in Lee Road at the time of the attack or in the Peterbrook Road area of Shirley, where a black Vauxhall Astra thought to be linked to the incident was found burned out at about 23:15.

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