Victim shot dead in ‘cold blooded killing’

A major police investigation is underway involving officers and specialist teams following the fatal shooting of a man in Birmingham last night.

The 34-year-old man was shot on Great Hampton Row in the Hockley area of the city at around 9.30pm, police were initially alerted by the ambulance service who had raced to treat the man.

Local officers, supported by police firearms units, quickly joined them and locked down the area.

The man – who has been identified but is not being named at this stage – was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

Detective Inspector Harry Harrison said: “This is a shocking and cold blooded killing which has cost a man his life, we are working non-stop to find those responsible.”

CCTV cameras in the area have been identified and officers are actively securing hours of footage for urgent review.

Forensic experts continue to work at the scene and specialist teams will be conducting fingertip searches of the area.

Witnesses have also been identified and are helping with the investigation.

DI Harrison continued: “If there’s anyone who was in the area at the time and who hasn’t yet spoken to us, they need to get in touch now. Your call could make a huge difference.”

Anyone with information should call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. The group will not ask for your name nor capture your phone number.

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