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Two held as shots fired at house in Low Hill

Police vans in Wolverhampton
Image caption Two men who were arrested have since been released on bail

Two 18-year-old men have been arrested after shots were fired at a house in Wolverhampton.

No-one was hurt in the incident in Showell Road, in Low Hill, on Thursday but police said it was the third involving guns in the city in 24 hours.

Shots were fired at a house in Park Village while a man was also shot in the legs in Whitmore Reans.

Police say they are concerned about gang tensions in the city and are working to address the situation.

The two arrested men have been released on bail.

'Rare occurrence'

Ch Insp Richard Fisher, from West Midlands Police, said a "small minority" of people were involved and the incidents had to be put into context.

"We are under no illusion that there are tensions between gangs in the city at this time. However, I would like to be very clear that we are making every effort to reduce these tensions.

"It is important that these tensions and last night's incidents are put into context as they involve a small minority which choose to engage in this violence and not the wider law-abiding community of Wolverhampton.

"Although rare in occurrence, we do not underestimate the impact that any incident involving guns has on communities."

An increased police presence has been introduced in the city he added.

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