Murder probe as man dies of gunshot wound

A murder investigation has been launched after a 31-year-old man died from a gunshot wound in hospital in Birmingham.

Officers were called to an address in the Erdington part of the city at 10pm on Friday night, after the man was found critically injured.

Firearms officers provided emergency first aid, and he was transferred to hospital where he was placed on life support.

The man died at 6pm on Saturday night.

Two people, a man aged 30 and a boy aged 17, have been arrested in connection with the incident and are being questioned in police custody.

Two properties in the street were sealed off to allow for a full forensic examination.

Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster from West Midlands Police’s Homicide Unit, said: “We are conducting house-to-house enquiries and have already spoken to several potentially key witnesses.

“But we’d ask anyone who’s not yet spoken to us – who lives nearby, was in the area or has information about what happened – to get in touch as they could have seen or heard something important.”

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:: Anyone with information should call West Midlands Police’s Homicide Team on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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