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Police are searching for a gunman after three men were shot on a busy street.
The attack took place on Far Gosford Street in Coventry, shortly after 10pm on Thursday.
Emergency services have sealed off a section of the street, and police branded the incident “outrageous violence”.
Two men suffered serious injuries, and a third was taken to hospital for treatment.
West Midlands Police believe the gunman left in a dark-coloured vehicle and have appealed to the public for information.
A cordon remains in place this morning as forensic examinations take place.
The force confirmed in a statement: "We’re investigating after three men were shot on Far Gosford Street at around 10.15pm Thursday.
"Three men have been taken to hospital – two to be treated for serious injuries, and a third with more minor injuries.
"It’s thought the offender left in a dark coloured vehicle and we’re appealing to anyone with any information to contact us as soon as possible.
"We’ve closed the road while we forensically examine the scene.
"Did you see anything? Do you have dash-cam or mobile phone footage of what happened? We want to hear from you."
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Supt Paul Minor added: “We’ll be stepping up patrols in the area over the coming days.
"This was outrageous violence on the streets of the city centre and we’re doing everything we can to bring those responsible to justice.”
West Midlands Police can be contacted via live chat online, or by calling 101, quoting log number 4989 of September 17.
Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously.
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