Friends clashed with Guns & Knives outside Birmingham Church

Horrific CCTV footage showed the moment feuding friends exchanged gunfire and knife blows outside a Birmingham church.

Friends clashed with Guns & Knives outside Birmingham Church f

"We believe Ahmed and Coley were previously friends"

Feuding friends were captured on camera exchanging gunfire and knife blows in horror violence outside a church in Birmingham.

Awais Ahmed was stabbed with a machete as he opened fire on Antroye Coley, hitting him once in the chest. 

West Midlands Police launched an investigation but it was not immediately clear who was involved or where the violence had unfolded.

Over 1,000 hours of CCTV footage was recovered and detectives established that Ahmed and Coley had a chance encounter on Alum Rock Road at around 11:50 pm on June 26, 2023.

Ahmed quickly left the scene in a Seat Leon, presumably to fetch a gun from a car parked on nearby Clipston Road.

Meanwhile, Coley fetched a machete from his home on Blossom Grove, Hodge Hill.

Coley searched for Ahmed around the Alum Rock area before finding him in the Seat in the car park of Christ Church on Burney Lane, Ward End.

The car park was a known hang-out spot for Ahmed and his friends.

Coley and Junior Losinho, who had driven him there, were captured on CCTV getting out of their Citroen, with the glint of a machete visible in Coley’s hands. 

The men are seen sneaking up on Ahmed and his friend Aman Baig, who were sitting in the Seat Leon.

A flash is seen as Ahmed opens fire with a handgun, hitting Coley in the chest.

In the melee, Coley stabbed Ahmed with the machete before stumbling away with Losinho.

The injured men were driven to Heartlands Hospital by their friends. But as the injured men walked in separately, Ahmed’s friends spotted Coley and so drove him to City Hospital instead.

At Birmingham Crown Court, Ahmed was jailed for 24 years after being found guilty of wounding with intent, and possession of a firearm with intent. 

Baig was jailed for seven years for possession of a firearm.

Losinho and Coley have admitted wounding Ahmed and will be sentenced at a later date. 

Detective Inspector Francis Nock, from West Midlands Police’s Major Crime Reactive Team, said:

“This was appalling violence involving deadly weapons on the streets of Birmingham.”

“We don’t know the motivation behind what happened.

“We believe Ahmed and Coley were previously friends but have fallen out to such a degree that they were willing to inflict serious harm on each other.

“When the men arrived at hospital, neither of them was prepared to say what had happened, so we had to work backwards, starting with CCTV from the hospital, to establish exactly what had happened and where. 

“CCTV played a crucial role in building strong cases against all of those involved.  

“The investigation started with very little information but became much clearer thanks to the recovery of painstaking examination of more than 1,000 hours of footage.  

“It meant those involved had no choice but to admit they were present when the violence erupted.”

Watch the CCTV Footage. Warning – Violence

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Dhiren is a News & Content Editor who loves all things football. He also has a passion for gaming and watching films. His motto is to "Live life one day at a time".




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