Trio released after three Coventry shootings within 24 hours - The Coventry Observer

16th Aug, 2022

Trio released after three Coventry shootings within 24 hours

THREE people arrested after a man was shot in Coventry have been released.

It is in connection with one of three separate shooting incidents in Coventry streets within 24 hours.

The 29-year-old was blasted by a shotgun on Tuesday (February 5) in Elkington Street, Wood End.

Police arrested a woman, 21, a man, 26 and a teenager, 17, in relation to the shooting.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson told us today (February 7) the trio has been released without charge, pending further investigations.

The victim has also been discharged from hospital.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said on Wednesday: “A man presented himself to University Hospital Coventry at around 7.30pm last night with a shotgun injury to his upper leg. The 29-year-old’s injury is not life threatening.

“Contrary to social media speculation, there was not a firearms discharge at the hospital.

“Armed officers were deployed to the address in Wood End.”

On Monday evening, police confirmed another shot was fired through the front door of a house in Bristol Road, Earlsdon.

It was heard in neighbouring streets, prompting many concerned residents to post on Facebook in alarm.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “Police are investigating after a shot was fired through the front door of a house on Bristol Road in the Earlsdon area of Coventry just after 8pm last night (Monday, February 4).

“There were no reported injuries and enquiries continue.”

A further shot was then reported to the police later on Monday evening.

A spokesperson said: “Police are investigating after a shot was fired at a man in Blenheim Avenue in Coventry just before 9.30pm on Monday night (February 4).

“Fortunately he was uninjured and enquiries continue.”

We have contacted the force for an update on these incidents.

Anyone with information should contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote crime reference 20CV/29845N/19.

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