Boy, 16, shot in random drive-by attack while waiting for bus with girlfriend

A head boy was shot in a drive-by attack as he waited for a bus home with his girlfriend.

Adriano Shakes, 16, survived the random shooting after being hit in the arm in Birmingham City Centre. 

The gunman, who was in a dark-coloured car, is still being hunted following the chilling shooting during a night of violence across the city.

On Tuesday evening, two other victims were also attacked.

A 31-year-old died from his injuries after being shot near City Hospital in Western Road, Winson Green, at 5.30pm. He was later named as Gavin Parry. 

A second victim, aged 22, later presented himself at the city’s eye hospital after the shooting with serious injuries. He remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Adriano, a head boy at Holyhead School in Handsworth, spent two days in hospital receiving treatment for his injuries, but was discharged on Thursday.

The dad, who owns a fast-food business in Aston, added: “Obviously it was a terrible experience not only for my son but for his girlfriend who was with him.

“My son is a good boy. He is head boy at Holyhead School in Handsworth. He loves his football and his music.

“I am just grateful he wasn’t badly hurt. My other son was stabbed last year. He was 18 and survived the attack but the streets are so dangerous in Birmingham.