Baby injured as shots fired through house window in Birmingham

“If anyone saw any suspicious activity in the area, I’d urge them to get in touch as soon as possible.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A baby was rushed to hospital after bullets were fired through the windows of two properties in the early hours of this morning.Police were called to the Alum Rock area of Birmingham at 2.55am when a gunman shot at a property on Sandbourne Road.Five minutes later, shots were fired at a second house on nearby Fernbank Road.A dark vehicle was seen driving off from the scene.The baby suffered a minor injury from broken glass as the window shattered.Det Insp Richard Marsh of West Midlands Police said: “The investigation is at an early stage, but given how close the incidents were in time and location, we are linking them.“A young child has been injured as a result of the reckless discharge of a firearm, and we’re working hard to bring whoever was responsible to justice.“Gun crime is a priority for West Midlands Police and we continue to take dangerous weapons off the streets and put those involved in firearms behind bars.“We rely on the public’s support and I’d urge anyone who knows who was responsible for the shootings to consider the fact that a baby has been injured today.“Do the right thing and tell us what you know. read more