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Shots Fired At Wedding Party With Over 100 Guests Before ‘gun Was Fired Back Towards Attacker’

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A major investigation is under way after shots were fired at a wedding in Wolverhampton.

No one was injured in the shooting which took place at a reception being held at the Gujarati Association on Mander Street, Merridale, at around 9.30pm on Saturday.

West Midlands police said a car was driven up to the back of the venue, before someone got out of the vehicle and fired a number of shots at another car parked at the venue.

A statement added: “It’s then believed a gun was fired back towards the attacker from the direction of the wedding party by another person.

“No one is believed to have been injured at this stage, but a vehicle was damaged and will be forensically examined.

“Officers remain at the scene today carrying out forensic and CCTV enquiries.”

Chief Inspector Paul Southern, of Wolverhampton Police, said: “This was a totally reckless attack and it’s by luck rather than by design that no one was seriously injured or killed.

“We believe there were more than 100 people at this event and it’s vital that we speak to anyone who was there and who saw or recorded what happened, so that we can bring those involved to justice.

“The community will be understandably shocked and worried by what happened and we’ll be carrying out extra patrols to offer reassurance today.”