Coventry & Warwickshire

Tile Hill shooting: Police say victim was 'targeted'

Police cordon in Tile Hill
Image caption West Midlands Police say they do not believe the attack was "random"

A man has been shot in a "targeted" attack, police have said.

The man, named locally as Benjamin Buckeridge, was treated for a bullet wound to his arm after being found in Faseman Avenue, Coventry.

The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was taken to hospital but discharged himself after surgery, police said.

Firearms officers had surrounded a block of flats in the Tile Hill area at 14:00 BST on Tuesday. Police said they were still searching for the gunman.

Nearby apartment blocks were evacuated as a precaution but the 20 residents have returned home, police said.

The force said it understood it "was a targeted shooting and not a random attack."

Patricia Hetherton, city councillor for Woodlands ward, said people were in shock.

"You don't expect this to happen on your doorstep," she said.

"To see a large number of police and helicopters overhead, people have heard the news, they know there's been a shooting, it causes great anxiety,"

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