THIS  is the moment a gunman opened fire with a shotgun on a car park in Smethwick.

Police released the CCTV footage after Tyjon Cogger, aged 22, and Saabir Mohamed, aged 26, were found guilty of firearms offences.

The victim, in his 20s, was shot in the leg on October 23 last year.

West Midlands Police were alerted by hospital staff after the victim was dropped off by associates in an Audi at Birmingham's City Hospital with gunshot wounds to his lower leg and foot.

The victim refused to talk to officers about what had happened, but a major CCTV trawl was able to track the Audi back to the scene of the shooting on the car park at the Cape Hill Retail Park.

CCTV footage showed the Audi entering the car park along with a second vehicle. Shortly after, a Ford Kuga, driven by Cogger, of Church Avenue, Amblecote, Dudley, arrived on the scene.

It had been travelling around the area with no obvious destination, and it's believed the occupants had been looking for the victim and his associates.

Mohamed, of Thomas Crescent, Smethwick, is seen on CCTV getting out of the car and firing the sawn-off shotgun twice.


The Kuga was then driven away from the scene, where the occupants got into a Mercedes.

CCTV revealed how the Mercedes was driven to a petrol station where Cogger refuelled it.

Police said officers worked tirelessly and studied many hours of CCTV footage as well as studying telecommunications data in order to identify the pair. 

Saabir Mohamed. Picture: West Midlands PoliceSaabir Mohamed. Picture: West Midlands Police (Image: West Midlands Police)

They are both set to be sentenced on October 3.

Tyjon Cogger. Picture: West Midlands PoliceTyjon Cogger. Picture: West Midlands Police (Image: West Midlands Police)

Detective Inspector Francis Nock, from the Major Crime Unit, said: “Officers worked extremely hard to piece together what happened and spent hundreds of hours reviewing CCTV footage.

“It is down to their hard work that we identified Cogger and Mohamed and brought them to justice.

“These men are dangerous and are now rightfully behind bars, making our streets a safer place.”

The convictions fall under Operation Target, a region-wide fight against serious and organised crime.