An investigation has been launched after shots were fired and a car was torched on a residential street in Walsall.
All three emergency services descended on Cobden Street in Palfrey at 1.06pm this afternoon (Tuesday, May 4) after a silver 4×4 crashed into a stationary black VW Golf.
The smash happened at the junction of King Street and Cobden Street injuring one occupant and a female pedestrian. Another occupant was unhurt.
Seconds later shots were fired from another vehicle. Police said the occupants of the 4×4 then set the car on fire and fled the scene. The blaze then spread to the Golf and a nearby house.
A man has been taken to hospital with a gunshot injury and the woman injured in the collision has injuries to her legs, both are in a serious but stable condition.
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Two other people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.
Detective Inspector Chris Fox, from our force CID, said: “What happened this afternoon is a confusing series of events, which we’re trying to understand.
“Violence like this on our streets is not acceptable. I understand it’s a shocking and disturbing incident, but I do believe the people in the cars were targeting each other.
“We’re doing all we can to learn more about what took place and why, and I’d urge anyone with any information to get in touch as soon as possible.
“Anyone with information can contact the police via live chat on our website or call 101, quoting log 2022 of May 4.”