Teen arrested as boy, 16, fights for his life after bonfire night shooting in Birmingham

A teenager suffered gunshot wounds in Ladywood, near Utilita Arena Birmingham
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Police have arrested a teenager after a shooting left a teenage boy in a critical condition.

A 16-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after being critically injured in a Bonfire night shooting in Birmingham. A 17-year-old boy was arrested today (7 November) on suspicion of attempted murder from an address in Birmingham.

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Emergency services were called after the teenager suffered gunshot wounds on Lighthorne Avenue, Ladywood, at 12.30pm yesterday (Sunday, November 5). He was taken to hospital in a critical condition while detectives launched a manhunt for the gunman.

West Midlands Police have urged anyone with information to get in contact and said patrols had been stepped up in the area. A force spokesperson said: "We’re investigating after a teenager suffered serious injuries following a shooting in Ladywood, Birmingham, yesterday (5 Nov).

"We were called to an address at around 12.30pm to reports a 16-year-old had suffered gunshot injuries. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition today.

"We’ve been carrying out enquiries in the area as we continue to establish exactly what happened and who was involved. We’ve got officers on patrol in and around the area to offer reassurance and be a point of contact for anybody with concerns."

Lighthorne Avenue, Ladywood, BirminghamLighthorne Avenue, Ladywood, Birmingham
Lighthorne Avenue, Ladywood, Birmingham
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West Midlands Ambulance Service said they were called at 12.26pm to an address on Lighthorne Avenue. They sent two ambulances, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival, crews found the patient in a critical condition. Ambulance staff immediately began administering advanced life support.

“He was conveyed to hospital on blue lights in a life-threatening condition with the MERIT trauma doctor travelling on board to provide continued treatment en route.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police via Live Chat online and quote log 1632 of November 5.