Detectives are appealing for information after a two-year-old girl was injured when a gun was fired at a car in Birmingham.
The girl was hit by flying glass as a window of the VW Golf was smashed in Clifton Road, Balsall Heath, last night (2 February).
Four people, including the toddler, got out before offenders stole the car which was found abandoned nearby a short time later. The young child was taken to hospital with minor cuts and has since been discharged. Another passenger, a man aged in his 20s, was assessed by paramedics for shock.
Enquiries are under way and CCTV is being collated as detectives seek to find whoever was responsible for the attack at around 7.15pm.
Detective Sergeant Simon Hanlon, from Force CID, said: “This is a truly appalling incident and the ordeal has traumatised a family. There were four people in the car at the time and it’s just fortunate no-one was more seriously injured.
“Gun crime is always unacceptable, but even more so when a young child’s safety is put at risk.
“We are working to establish the circumstances behind this attack and would urge anyone with information which can help us to come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to get in touch via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, or by calling 101, and quote crime reference number 20BE/30019L/20. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.