2nd Jul, 2022

'Lucky no-one was killed' after shotgun fired in Coventry pub

A MAN could have ‘seriously injured or killed someone’ after firing a shotgun in a Coventry pub, police say.

West Midlands Police has launched an investigation after the shots were fired inside the Tiger Moth in Quorn Way, Willenhall, on Saturday (April 6).

It’s understood a group of men pulled up in a car outside the pub at around 3.15pm before one ran into the entrance area and opened fire.

The blast caused damage to windows but there were no reported injuries.

A car believed to have been used in the shooting was later recovered by police in Ridgethorpe and has been seized for forensic analysis.

West Midlands police detective inspector Jon Kiteley, said: “This was a shocking incident in which someone has opened fire with a shotgun inside a pub in the middle of the day.

“It’s not clear if there was an intended target or if the offender carried out the shooting as an act of intimidation.

“Either way, it’s a hugely reckless act and – with about a dozen people in the pub at the time – it’s lucky no-one was seriously injured or killed.

“We’ve launched an investigation; CCTV is being examined and witness statements taken.

“If anyone was in or near the pub and saw what happened I would urge them to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact West Midlands Police on 101 or Live Chat via WMP Online between 8am and midnight. Alternatively people can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111; callers won’t be asked for their names and calls cannot be traced.

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