A man is recovering in hospital after being wounded in the seventh shooting in Birmingham in a month.
The victim was named as Mohammed Arfan, aged 25, by his family, who said he hammered on the door of his sister’s home with blood pouring from his arm.
Samina Kaiser, aged 22, said Mr Arfan arrived at her home in Monica Road, Small Heath, at 3am on Friday pleading with her to take him to hospital.
It comes after the murder of Dimitri Foskin who was shot dead in Newtown a week ago.
“It was very scary,” said Mrs Kaiser. “He was holding his left arm and there was a lot of blood coming out of it and going all over the carpet. He looked very shaken.
“He asked me to take him to hospital so we just got into the car and I took him there.
“I was in shock, I couldn’t really speak. It was only later when I spoke to police that they told me he had been shot.”
Police confirmed a 25-year-old man had sustained a shotgun wound to the arm, but said the incident was not believed to be gang-related.
The shooting is thought to have happened in Kingscliff Road, about 100 yards from Mrs Kaiser’s home, outside a house that Mr Arfan owned and rented out to his sister and brother-in-law.
His family said he used to stay at the house sometimes when he was not living at their family home which is also in Monica Road.
Mr Arfan’s father, Mohammed Taj, a 50-year-old taxi driver, said his son was due to have surgery at Heartlands Hospital and was in a stable condition.
“We’ve been very anxious. It’s been very stressful for all of us. We’ve spoken to the hospital and they have said he is alright but we have been very worried. We don’t know why it happened.”
He said his son, who makes his money renting out property and is also a casual labourer, had never been in trouble.
“He’s a good boy. He’s a hard working boy and he’s never a problem. We don’t know why anyone would want to do this, I think maybe he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”