Murder probe launched after man shot in street

A murder probe has been launched after a man was shot in the street in the middle of the day.

West Midlands Police said a 28-year-old man died as a result of the shooting at around midday on Thursday.

Police cordoned off Church Road in Erdington, Birmingham, and have said inquiries into the incident continue.

The family of the victim has been informed of his death, the force added.

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to the scene.

A police cordon on Church Road in Erdington, Birmingham
A police cordon on Church Road in Erdington, Birmingham (Aaron Chown/PA)

A spokesman for the service said: “On arrival, crews discovered one patient, a man, who was in cardiac arrest.

“Ambulance staff performed CPR and administered advanced life support on the man.

“However, sadly, it became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

Responding to the incident, Erdington local councillor and resident Robert Alden said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with anyone effected by this incident.

“Erdington is a great place to live and work. We are a wonderful community here and this kind of event is rare.

“We will be working with our excellent local police in coming days and weeks, as we currently do, to ensure that these kind of incidents remain rare and Erdington remains a safe place to live and work”.

Detectives have asked anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.

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