Two men were in hospital this morning after being shot in separate incidents less than two miles apart in Birmingham.
A 20-year-old man was blasted in the stomach after a gunman opened fire outside Tennessee Fried Chicken on Villa Road in Lozells at 11pm on Thursday night.
Just six minutes later, a 32-year-old was shot in the groin at Bramley Drive, Handsworth Wood.
Both men were said to be in a stable condition in hospital where they are being treated for their injuries.
Police said it was not yet clear whether the two shootings were linked.The incident comes less than a fortnight after four people were shot at an urban music event being held at Digbeth’s Custard Factory complex.
And residents reported hearing six shots in Estone Walk, Aston, on Monday night.
An area was sealed off on Villa Road at the junction with Hamstead Road while a forensic examination took place.