A police cordon remains at the scene of the shooting on Hamstead Road, Handsworth (Image: BPM MEDIA)

Three teenagers, all aged 19, were injured when a gunfight broke out near a park in Birmingham.

Shots were fired on Hamstead Road near the entrance to Handsworth Park after 6pm on Friday, prompting a large police response.

Armed officers flooded the scene, next to Welford Elementary School, cordoning off the road.

Paramedics treated one of the boys for a gunshot wound to the leg before taking him to a nearby hospital.

Armed policemen flooded the place last night (Image: BPM MEDIA)

The other two male victims were also taken to the hospital later, with non-life-threatening injuries. One suffered a foot injury and the second a chest injury.

West Midlands Police have launched an investigation into the terror incident and a cordon is still in place.

An 18-year-old man arrested nearby last night on suspicion of possession of a knife, remains in police custody.

Detective Inspector Matt Underwood said: “We understand that incidents of this nature are shocking and we are fully investigating all lines of inquiry.”

“We have already spoken to a number of people who were on the scene, but we also urge anyone who can further assist us with our inquiries to get in touch.”

Investigators have been speaking to witnesses and are reviewing CCTV footage of the area.

Local team officials are also conducting additional patrols to support the community.

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