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Family’s tribute to young father gunned down in Birmingham

Police appealed for help in catching the killer.

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

The family of a young father gunned down in Birmingham have paid tribute to him.

Remal Hunt, 28, was found with critical injuries when police were called to Church Road in Erdington, Birmingham. He died a short time later and a post-mortem revealed he suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

In a statement released by West Midlands Police, his family said: “Remal was a very much loved son, brother and father who was kind-hearted and will be sadly missed.”

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Remal Hunt, who was fatally shot on Thursday (West Midlands Police/PA)

Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield appealed for help in catching the killer.

She said: “We believe that Remal was directly targeted.

“There will be many people who know what happened and where those responsible are now.

“I would encourage them to provide that information which can be done in confidence.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Church Road around midday on Thursday – you may have valuable information.

“Remal’s family are distraught at his loss and we are determined to seek justice for them.”

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