Three men are injured after triple shooting in Coventry city centre as police step up patrols and condemn act of ‘outrageous violence’
- Coventry police say they will be stepping up patrols after three men were shot
- The force is urging witnesses to come forward as investigation gets underway
- Senior officer condemned ‘outrageous violence’ on the city’s streets last night
A senior police officer has condemned the ‘outrageous violence’ on Coventry’s streets last night after three men were shot leaving two seriously injured.
The victims were taken to hospital, with two treated for serious injuries and the third for more minor injuries, after the incident in Far Gosford Street at about 10.15pm on Thursday.
West Midlands Police said an offender is believed to have left the scene in a dark-coloured vehicle.
Chief Inspector Paul Minor, of Coventry police, said: ‘We’ll be stepping up patrols in the area over the coming days.
Three men have been injured – two of them seriously – after a shooting on the outskirts of Coventry city centre last night and a police cordon remained in place at the scene today
Police and emergency medics rushed to the scene after the shooting late last night in the city
‘This was outrageous violence on the streets of the city centre and we’re doing everything we can to bring those responsible to justice.’
A police cordon was put in place after officers rushed to the scene last night.
Three ambulances, three paramedic officers and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance critical care car were also dispatched to the scene the patients were taken to hospital after receiving treatment at the scene.
The force says the road has been closed while forensic investigators examine the scene for evidence.
Witnesses are urged to contact police via live chat on the West Midlands Police website, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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