West Midlands Police have launched an investigation after a man was shot in the face at an address in Balsall Heath, Birmingham last night (30/04).

Officers were called to an address on Edgbaston Road by West Midlands Ambulance Service after a man was found in cardiac arrest with life-threatening injuries.

The 21-year-old was rushed to hospital and underwent emergency surgery. He remains in a critical condition this morning.

A cordon remains in place to allow for a full forensic examination to take place.

Officers have already spoken to a number of witnesses and will be in the area today collecting CCTV and making house to house visits.

The investigation is at an early stage and officers are keeping an open mind regarding the circumstances and motive for the incident.

Anyone who witnessed what happened, or has information is asked to contact West Midlands Police immediately via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime quoting log number 2666 of 30 April.

Alternatively, people can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know, not who you are.