Small Heath shooting – Early hours of Thursday morning, 7th of July 2022 in Birmingham a man was shot to death and another was wounded. The shooting is believed to have happened in Eversley Road, Small Heath shortly before 00:31BST. Small Heath is an area in south-east Birmingham, West Midlands, England situated on and around the Coventry Road about 2 miles (3 km) from the city centre.
Small Heath, which has been settled and used since Roman times, sits on top of a small hill. The slightly elevated site offers poor agricultural land, lying on a glacial drift of sand, gravel, and clay, resulting in a heathland that provides adequate grazing for livestock.
According to the police, after the shooting, the two men took themselves to Heartlands Hospital. Reports state that a 30-year-old was confirmed dead shortly after arriving at hospital. West Midlands Police has launched a murder investigation and has appealed for witnesses and footage. Police said the second man, who is believed to be 24, remains in hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
News outlets reported that police officers remain on Eversley Road and the car park of Heartlands Hospital to carry out forensic examinations of the areas. The force said there would be an increased police presence around the Small Heath area in the coming days.