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Man shot in stomach in Walsall gym car park

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Image caption The man is in hospital with serious injuries

A man has been shot in the stomach in a gym car park in Walsall.

Police said the man, aged in his 40s, was seriously injured in the shooting near Better Gym in Walsall Wood Road.

The offender is believed to have left in a car driven by another man after the shooting at about 20:00 GMT on Sunday.

Appealing for witnesses to come forward, West Midlands Police said the motive was "not clear at this stage" and extra patrols had been introduced.

Ch Supt Andy Parsons said he understood the "shock and concern of residents in the area" but wanted to reassure them that incidents like this were rare.

Part of the gym car park remains sealed off, but staff said the gym was open.

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