Police Launch Murder Enquiry After Birmingham Shooting

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a man who was shot during disorder in Birmingham died on Friday morning, 30 October.

The shooting happened at approximately 4:30am in Soho Hill, Hockley.

Officers were called to the scene after reports of a large group of men in the road and the sound of a firearm being discharged.

The 25-year-old victim from Handsworth presented himself at hospital with a gunshot wound but later died.

A vehicle used to drop the victim at the hospital has been recovered by police.

Another man with gunshot injuries was found at Soho Hill and remains in a critical condition.

Detective Chief inspector Caroline Marsh, said: "We are embarking on an extensive CCTV trawl of the area and there is lots of intelligence work going on behind the scenes in a bid to try and understand what may lie behind the shooting.

"I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the Soho Hill area at the time and who saw the incident or anything suspicious to contact West Midlands Police or Crimestoppers."


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