Murder leaves family ‘devastated’ as police hunt gunman who shot man, 26, dead

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A murder investigation is underway after a 26-year-old man was fatally injured in a shooting in Birmingham.

The victim was discovered at the scene by officers shortly before 8pm on Friday in Bagshaw Road, Stechford, following reports of shots being fired.

Detective Chief Inspector Scott Griffiths, of West Midland's Police's homicide unit, said: "We have spoken to a number of witnesses to try and get a clear understanding of the events leading up to this incident.

"I would encourage anyone with information or dashcam footage who has not yet spoken to us to get in touch."

He added: "We need the help of the community to come forward with information so that we can find the person or people responsible.
"The man's family are devastated and are being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time."
Officers have secured the scene to preserve evidence and are speaking to witnesses and examining CCTV.

Anyone with information should call the force on 101, quoting log 3897 from August 28.

The killing comes after five people were injured at an illegal rave when a thing fired a shotgun into the crowd.

Armed police were deployed to Dudley Road in Winson Green at 1.45am on August 3 in response to calls reporting a firearms discharge.

One man was found with multiple pellet wounds to his legs while four others, two men and two women, also suffered minor pellet injuries.

The road has been sealed off for a forensic examination and our detectives are in the process of seizing and reviewing CCTV.

It’s understood a large crowd had gathered for a street party where a disorder broke out before the shooting.

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