Boy of 8 injured in Bilston Shooting

A man and his eight-year-old stepson have been injured in a shooting in Bilston. Police were called to a birthday party of the Labour Club on Wellington Road on Friday night, after reports that a shotgun had been fired outside.

An investigation has been launched after a man and an eight-year-old boy were injured in a shooting outside a party in Bilston.

Police were called to Bilston & District Labour Club, on Wellington Road, at around 11.10pm yesterday (14 September) to reports that a shotgun had been fired.

It is believed the man, aged 30, had been at a teenager’s birthday party being held at the venue when trouble erupted outside.

The victim went out to see what was happening, and was then hit in the chest by a shotgun blast.

His eight-year-old stepson was hit in the arm by a shotgun pellet.

Both were taken to hospital, but are expected to be released from hospital today.

Det Sgt Chris Jones, overseeing the investigation, says: “We’re still trying establish the motive for the shooting, but at this time we don’t believe that the man or his stepson were the intended targets.

“Thankfully, they have escaped really serious injury, but the person or people responsible for this are clearly dangerous and willing to recklessly use violence.

“There were lots of people at the party, and we’ve already spoken to some of them. I’d urge anyone who we have not yet made contact with to get in touch with us at the earliest possible stage.”

CCTV is being examined and officers have been searching for clues at the club overnight.

Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log 3125 of 14 September.

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