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Northfield gunshots report: Police investigate 'targeted attack'

Lockwood Road, Northfield, Birmingham Image copyright Google
Image caption Part of Lockwood Road has been sealed off while officers carry out a search

Reports that shots were fired during a "targeted attack" in the Northfield area of Birmingham are being investigated, police have said.

Officers were called to Lockwood Road just before 01:30 BST. A man was later treated in hospital for a facial injury.

He was in a stable condition and receiving treatment, police said.

Part of the road was sealed off while officers carried out a search and CCTV footage was being reviewed.

Ch Supt Chris Todd said: "At this stage this appears to have been a targeted attack and I want to reassure the community that there is no immediate risk to members of the public."

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