Police fficers gave the injured man emergency
Three men have been arrested after a man was shot, leaving him in a life-threatening condition in hospital.
He was found shot in the chest on the pavement in Babington Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, at about 16:30 BST.
Early indications were that it was a targeted attack, West Midlands Police said.
Armed officers were dispatched to the street near to the junction with Soho Road when a PCSO reported hearing shots fired.
Ch Insp Neil Hobson said: "Officers gave the injured man emergency first aid before paramedics arrived to take over."