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Murder hunt after fatal shooting

Detectives have launched a murder hunt after several men were seen running away from the scene of a fatal shooting.

Warwickshire Police said the victim, whose identity has not yet been established, was pronounced dead after officers were called to a property in Bulkington, near Coventry, at about 4.55pm on Sunday.

A police spokesman said officers were keen to speak to anyone who saw a group of men making off from the scene in Rugby Road at the time of the incident.

Detective Superintendent Nav Malik, who is leading the investigation, said a number of witnesses were already helping police establish what had happened.

But officers are still keen to speak to anyone who saw the group which ran away from the scene, including a black man described as being tall and well-built.

"We are dealing with a violent murder where at this stage of the investigation, it would appear this male was specifically targeted," Mr Malik said.

"We urge members of the public who may have seen anything, or who know anything about the events in Rugby Road, Bulkington, on Sunday afternoon, to contact us."

Police remained at the scene and Rugby Road was currently closed to traffic and pedestrians to enable the scene to be forensically examined.

Detectives also said the dead man had suffered significant chest injuries, although the exact cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Major Incident Room at Nuneaton Police Station on 02476 641111 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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