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Man arrested over fatal shooting in Birmingham

Published 31/10/2015

One man has died while another is critically ill following the incident
One man has died while another is critically ill following the incident

A man has been arrested in connection with a double shooting which left one man dead and another critically injured.

West Midlands Police said a 27-year-old man had been detained following the attack in Birmingham on Friday.

A 25-year-old man died from a gunshot wound, while a second man remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The suspect was arrested by officers in a vehicle in Bridgeman Street in Walsall just before 6am.

Specialist officers remain at the scene of the shooting, which happened at around 4.30am on Friday.

Police had been called to Soho Hill, in Hockley, following reports of disorder among a large group of men and the sound of a shot being fired.

The 25-year-old victim, from Handsworth, took himself to hospital shortly afterwards with a gunshot wound but was later pronounced dead.

The critically injured man was found in Soho Hill with gunshot injuries.

Detective chief inspector Caroline Marsh, who is leading the investigation, has appealed for witnesses to come forward.

She said: "From our early investigations we know there were a number of people in the area at the time who would have seen what happened and have vital information about those responsible.

"We urgently need those people to come forward and talk to us to assist our investigation. Our officers are highly experienced in supporting witnesses who are worried about coming forward and the force − in conjunction with the courts and others − can put in a range of measures to make people who speak out feel safer.

"Patrols will continue in the area throughout the weekend and any local residents with concerns should talk to one of our officers or contact their local police team by calling 101."

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