Man treated for gunshot injuries after incident in Cobden Street

A man has been taken to hospital after he suffered gunshot injuries in a residential Walsall street.

All three emergency services attended the scene on Cobden Street in Palfrey at 1.06pm this afternoon (Tuesday, May 4), after receiving reports of a house and car fire as well as a crash.

Medics discovered four patients including a man who had suffered gunshot injuries. A woman was also taken to hospital after being injured in a collision.

They were both treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

A man and a child were also assessed for the effects of the smoke inhalation and they were discharged at the scene.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to reports of a road traffic collision and a car and house fire on Cobden Street at 1.06pm.

“We sent two ambulances, three paramedic officers, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car to the scene.

“On arrival we discovered a total of four patients.

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“A man, who was treated for gunshot injuries, and a woman who was treated for injuries sustained in the road traffic collision were both taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

“Two other patients, a man and a child, were assessed for the effects of the smoke inhalation and discharged at the scene.”

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