Two shot in city street

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Two men were recovering in hospital today after they were shot in a city street.

West Midlands Police said the men, aged 33 and 23, were not in a life threatening condition after the shooting in Birmingham last night.

The scene, on Church Vale, Handsworth, was cordoned off and forensic examination was under way today.

A police spokeswoman said the offender, whose sex was not known, fled on foot after firing the shots shortly after 8pm.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact the CID at Thornhill Road Police Station on 0845 113 5000 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.