Top grime artist injured in Quinton shooting

Saphan Robinson, 26, was blasted in the chest by a gunman in Bourne Green, Quinton, Birmingham on Sunday evening

The 26-year-old is currently in hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition after the attack in Bourne Green, Birmingham. Witnesses told how the shooting had shocked residents of the cul-de-sac. One told the Birmingham Mail:

“This is a quiet residential cul-de-sac with young families with kids living here. The shooting has shaken everyone up.”

The 26-year-old is currently in hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Saphan has a huge following and his music is regularly played on Radio 1. He has performed at sell-out shows across the country. He has a huge online following and in each of the last two years he has been included in music magazine polls of the Top 20 grime artists.

Best known for 2015’s She Wants A Man From Brum, he also appeared on P. Money’s 10/10 Remix hit last year.

Police swooped on the street after the shooting and remained at the scene whilst forensics examinations were carried out. A West Midlands Police spokesman said:

“Officers were called to Bourne Green at around 6.30pm and a 26-year-old man was taken to hospital and remains in a serious but stable condition.

“Police continue to investigate the circumstances that led to the shooting and an area of Bourne Green was cordoned off while forensic experts examined the scene.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the force’s Investigation Team on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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