Murder probe after 18-year-old shot dead


An 18-year-old has been shot dead in a city street.

Police were called to St Mark's Crescent in the Ladywood area of Birmingham at around 6.45pm on Thursday and discovered the teenager with a gunshot wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and detectives have launched a murder investigation.

The road has been cordoned off and forensics teams are searching the area for evidence.

The victim's family is being supported by specially trained officers, West Midlands Police said.