A man has been shot dead during an attempted robbery at a warehouse.
West Midlands Police said the victim, believed to be in his 50s, suffered a fatal gunshot wound in the incident in the Digbeth area of Birmingham.
Officers were called to the building in Rea Street South just before 6.40pm on Wednesday after receiving reports that several masked men were robbing the premises.
Acting Detective Chief Inspector Martin Slevin said: "At this early stage we believe this was a targeted robbery attempt at the business premises in Rea Street South near to the junction with MacDonald Street.
"It happened at a time when other people may have been leaving work for the day and someone may have seen what happened or have important information about the suspects."