A TEENAGE girl is fighting for her life after she was reportedly blasted in the chest with a sawn-off shotgun during an attack in broad daylight.
Paramedics and armed cops rushed to residential Hughes Avenue in Wolverhampton at 4.15pm yesterday after the 18-year-old was seriously hurt.
The victim was reportedly sitting in a car in a white dress when she was gunned down.
An air ambulance also landed nearby.
Forensics officers found a double-barrelled sawn-off shotgun and cartridges in a rucksack hidden in a bush.
Cops say the girl remains critically injured in hospital.
A neighbour said: “It just went mad.
“It’s just frightening what’s happened.”
And a dog-walker called the incident “horrendous”, adding: “For it to happen to a young girl like that, it’s just shocking.”
One witness saw the teen moments after she’d been shot.
The girl’s dad told reporters today: “My young daughter had just gone to the park.
“She came back a few minutes after and said she’d just walked past a car and there was a girl sat in it.
“She said there was a girl sat in the car wearing a white dress and it had all blood over it.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “We’re investigating after a woman was found with gunshot injuries in Hughes Avenue, Wolverhampton, just before 4.15pm on Saturday.
“The woman has been taken to hospital with chest injuries.
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“Officers are currently on the scene as we seek to establish the circumstances.”
Cops say the victim is in a “critical but stable condition”.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 2814 of April 3.