Teen girl blasted in the chest with ‘sawn-off shotgun’ in broad daylight attack in Wolverhampton

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.

A teenage girl is battling for her life after she was blasted in the chest 'with a sawn-off shotgun' yesterday

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A teenage girl is battling for her life after she was blasted in the chest ‘with a sawn-off shotgun’ yesterdayCredit: SnapperSK
Police and paramedics rushed to a quiet residential street in Wolverhampton after the horror

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Police and paramedics rushed to a quiet residential street in Wolverhampton after the horrorCredit: SnapperSK

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.”

Witnesses saw the girl, 18, sitting in a car covered in blood

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Witnesses saw the girl, 18, sitting in a car covered in bloodCredit: SnapperSK
Forensics officers have recovered a shotgun and cartridges from a bush

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Forensics officers have recovered a shotgun and cartridges from a bushCredit: SnapperSK
Police say the victim remains in a critical but stable condition

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Police say the victim remains in a critical but stable conditionCredit: SnapperSK

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.

“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.

The Sun Wolverhampton