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Pub carnage as shots fired and car ‘drives into punters’ leaving four injured

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Four people were injured as shots were fired and a hit-and-run driver ‘drove into a crowd’ outside a pub.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 10pm on Friday shortly after the England v Scotland Euros match, BirminghamLive reports.

Police said a man was shot at and hit in the leg and three women were injured after a silver Volvo drove at a group standing on steps outside the Gigmill pub in Norton, Stourbridge.

A woman and the man, both in their 20s, suffered serious leg injuries and are being treated in hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

West Midlands Police said the driver fled the scene and they are carrying out enquiries to find him.

The scene has now been sealed off and the Volvo is being seized for forensic examination.

Police said it was continuing to investigate the incident and is carrying out house-to-house enquiries, with CCTV from around the area also being retrieved.

It said neighbourhood officers are also patrolling the area to offer reassurance to residents.

An eyewitnesses told BlackCountryLive she heard a ‘bang and then lots of screaming’ outside the pub which was described as a family venue.

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Around 10 ambulances and police vehicles rushed to the area and a police helicopter was heard overhead.

Another said: “It was carnage down there. I Just walked down for a nose. Police cars and sirens were screaming down South Road in Stourbridge at around 10pm.

"Football fans in shock spilled out into the road. There was at least four ambulances, unmarked police, distressed football fans, six police cars and a chopper.“

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Brewer’s Marston’s which operates the pub has confirmed it will remain closed as investigations continue.

Detective Sergeant Paul Jeffs from Brierley Hill CID, said "This is a serious incident involving both a firearm and a vehicle and four people have been injured.

"We believe that this was a targeted attack and quick-time investigations are being carried out to establish the whereabouts of
the driver of the Volvo.

"We would ask anyone who has any information or dash cam from around the time of the incident, and who has not already spoken with officers, to get in touch."

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