Coventry street shooting: Two men arrested by armed officers

Two men have been arrested after a gun was fired in a street in Coventry.

West Midlands Police said shots were fired in Cowley Road in the early hours of Tuesday.

Armed officers made the arrests on the Fletchamstead Highway at 02:15 BST the following day.

A 27-year-old man from the Stoke area of Coventry and a 17-year-old man from Walsgrave were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Det Ch Insp Matt Markham said: "No-one was injured in the shooting and, at this stage, it's not yet clear whether the person who pulled the trigger was targeting a particular person or property."

Both men remain in police custody.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire



8 °C 2 °C


  • Elderly manSuicide decline

    The number of old people killing themselves has fallen. Why?

  • Petrol pumpPumping up

    Why are petrol prices rising again?

  • Image of George from Tube CrushTube crush

    How London's male commuters set Chinese hearts racing

  • TricycleTreasure trove

    The lost property shop stuffed with diamonds, bikes... and a leg

  • Boris Nemtsov'I loved Nemtsov'

    A murder in an atmosphere of hatred and intolerance

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.