teenage girl has been hospitalised after she was reportedly blasted in the chest with a sawn-off shotgun during an attack in broad daylight.

The victim was reportedly sitting in a car when she was shot.

Forensics officers discovered a double-barrelled sawn-off shotgun and cartridges in a rucksack dumped in a bush.

Police say the girl is fighting for her life in hospital.

A neighbour told The Sun: “It’s just frightening what’s happened.”

A dog-walker called the incident “horrendous”.

They added: “For it to happen to a young girl like that, it’s just shocking.”

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.”

Police said 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.

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