West Midlands Police were called to Greaves Square in Kings Norton just before 10pm last night (Monday, February 6) following a report of a stabbing.
A man in his 20s was taken to hospital and was treated for minor injuries to his arm. He was discharged from hospital a short time later. At 10.20pm officers said they received another report to Greaves Square, where a man had been seen in possession of a firearm.
A handgun was later located at the scene, and has been recovered for forensic examination. The area was sealed off overnight for a further search this morning. Shortly after 1am this morning, several casings and damage to a property was discovered in Hillmeads Road. No-one was reported to have been injured.
This morning officers have been out conducting witness and CCTV enquiries in the vicinity of Greaves Square and Hillmeads Road. A search has been conducted within the cordoned area and the roads have been reopened.
A WMP spokesperson said: “Officers are keeping an open mind as to the motivations behind the incidents and are working to establish any links between the incidents. No arrests have been made. Officers are actively patrolling the area and the investigation continues.
“We understand that such incidents cause concern within communities. We ask that anyone with information who hasn’t already spoken to us, contact us via Live Chat on our website or call us on 101 quoting log 4542 of 6/3.”