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Murder investigation launched after Birmingham shooting

A 31-year-old man was found critically injured with a gunshot wound in Erdington on Friday night and died in hospital.

A murder inquiry has been launched following the death of a 31-year-old man found with a gunshot wound in Birmingham.

The victim was discovered after police were called to an address in Parkhouse Drive, Erdington, at around 10pm on Friday night.

West Midlands Police said firearms officers deployed to the scene provided emergency first aid before the man was transferred to hospital.

He was placed on a life support machine but was pronounced dead at 6pm on Saturday.

A man aged 30 and a 17-year-old male were arrested in Parkhouse Drive in connection with the man’s death and remain in custody for questioning, the force said.

Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster, from West Midlands Police’s homicide unit, said: “We are conducting house-to-house inquiries and have already spoken to several potentially key witnesses.

“But we’d ask anyone who’s not yet spoken to us – who lives nearby, was in the area or has information about what happened – to get in touch as they could have seen or heard something important.”

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